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HPV vaccine `not linked to risky sexual behaviour in teenage girls`

"HPV vaccine does not make girls more likely to have risky sex," the Mail Online reports.

The current NHS human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine is routinely offered to teenage girls in the UK.

It protects against 4 types of the sexually transmitted infection HPV, including the types that cause most cervical

Posted On October 16, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Young people turning their backs on alcohol

"Shunning alcohol becomes `mainstream` among young people as a third are now teetotal," reports The Independent.

A study involving nearly 10,000 young people in the UK found that the proportion of 16- to 24-year-olds who say they never drink alcohol rose from 18% in 2005 to 29% in 2015. The study also found

Posted On October 10, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

`Half of airport security trays` have traces of cold or flu viruses

"Airport security trays carry more viruses than toilet surfaces," reports The Guardian. Scientists took samples from various surfaces at Finland`s main international airport in Helsinki during the height of its 2016 flu season. They found that 4 out of the 8 frequently-handled trays tested were contaminated with traces

Posted On September 05, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Open plan office workers `more active, less stressed`

"Staff in open plan offices are fitter and less stressed," The Guardian reports on a study of how different work environments affected employees` health. Specifically, researchers looked at levels of physical activity and self-reported stress.

The US study took 231 government employees who worked in either "open

Posted On August 22, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Boxers better than briefs for aspiring fathers, says study

"Blokes who wear boxer shorts are more likely to become dads, study reveals," reports the Sun, following research that looked at the underwear preferences of men at fertility clinics.

Researchers in the US recruited 656 men who were attending fertility clinics with their partners.

The men were given

Posted On August 09, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

No proof that moderate drinking prevents dementia

"Middle aged drinking may reduce dementia risk, new study finds," is the misleading and irresponsible headline in The Daily Telegraph.

The study found that people who do not drink alcohol in middle age are 45% more likely to develop dementia than those who drink within UK

Posted On August 02, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Binge drinking may raise blood pressure in younger men

"Knocking back as few as four drinks on a night out puts young adults at risk of heart disease," reports the Mail Online.

US researchers found men who drank 5 or more alcoholic drinks in a day several times a year had higher blood pressure and total cholesterol than those who didn`t.

The study was based

Posted On June 28, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Vapers may inhale more toxins with lower-strength e-cigarettes

"Vaping `stronger e-cigarettes means ex-smokers inhale fewer cancer-causing toxins," reports the Sun.

This is based on a small study of just 20 e-cigarette users. It found those given low-nicotine rather than high-nicotine devices used them more intensely, potentially increasing their exposure to toxins in the

Posted On June 08, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Short-sightedness linked to longer time spent in education

"Bookworms more likely to end up shortsighted," reports the Daily Telegraph after a study found people who stay in education longer are more likely to develop short-sightedness.

It`s long been known that there is a link between short-sightedness and the length of time spent in education.

But researchers

Posted On June 07, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Not drinking alcohol linked to taking more sick leave than moderate drinking

"Moderate tipplers have the best health and are less likely to miss work through illness," reports the Mail Online.

A study of 47,520 people from Britain, Finland and France found those who drank alcohol in moderation were less likely than teetotallers to take sickness absence for a range of illnesses.

Posted On June 06, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Weekend lie-in may `compensate` for shorter weekday sleeping

"Weekend lie-ins could help you avoid an early death," reports The Guardian. A 13-year study of more than 43,000 people in Sweden found that regularly sleeping 5 hours or less increased people`s chances of dying by 65%, compared to those sleeping around 7 hours. However, there was no increased risk among people who slept

Posted On May 23, 2018
Lifestyle And Exercise

Regular exercise may help keep your arteries `young`

"Exercising regularly `can keep heart and arteries young`," BBC News reports.

Researchers recruited 102 older adults with an average age of 70 to a study looking at the relationship between exercise history and the health of their main arteries. All participants were considered healthy, and reported consistent

Posted On May 21, 2018