Health & wellbeing

The rise of Big Sperm: does the tech world have the answer to our semen crisis?

Sperm counts in western humen are falling, and nobody is sure why. But relax because help is here, with everything from home-testing kits to sperm-freezing Lads, chaps, chaps, dislike to interrupt, but how’s your ejaculate? Would you struggle to fill half a teaspoon? And your concentration, please: are we talking 20 m-plus little swimmers a …

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‘I wouldn’t be the status of refugees, I’d be the girl who kicked ass’: how taekwondo constructed me

The long read: When she arrived in the US as a 10 -year-old refugee, Dina Nayeri determined it hard to fit in. But that all changed when she hatched a plan to get into Harvard by becoming a taekwondo champion When I was 13, three years after arriving in the US with my mother and …

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Obese couples could be risking health of future infants, studies say

Diet and lifestyle during the pre-conception period can profoundly affect the childs growth, researchers find Couples who are obese, as well as those who smoke and beverage alcohol, could be risking the health of their future infants, say experts who are calling for far more awareness of the effects of modern lifestyles on newborns in …

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Weight loss linked to healthy eating not genetics, study finds

Participants who ate the most vegetables and ingested the fewest processed foods, sugary beverages and unhealthy fats shed the most kilograms The amount and quality of food and not a person’s genetics will lead to weight loss, a US study has found. It has been suggested that variations in genetic makeup make it easier for …

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Modern myths about cancer- from’ chemicals’ in food to wifi

The idea that lifestyle changes have constructed the disease more common is a gross exaggeration but increasingly prevalent. We separate fact from fiction Cancer is not up there with the most likely explains for what caused the mass extinction 66 m years ago of the T rex and the triceratops. That said, at least one …

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If even Beyonce had a rough pregnancy, what hope do other black females have? | Derecka Purnell

A USA Today report demonstrated black mothers suffer severe complications twice as often as white women Last week, Beyonce Knowles-Carter premiered Homecoming on Netflix. Three homegirls and I were glued on the navy sectional, journeying with Mrs Carter through her love for black colleges, black people and black music. I’d seen the Coachella performance well …

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Salad days: what’s life like following the new calorie guidelines?

The latest recommendations from Public Health England are to eat 400 kcal for breakfast and 600 kcal for lunch and dinner each but its not as meagre as it sounds Public Health England’s new calorie guidelines- 400kcal for breakfast, 600 kcal each for lunch and dinner– set me right off my 474 kcal bowl of …

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