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Will Gonorrhoea Become Untreatable? - If left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the body, causing serious problems. It can lead to infertility for both men and women and increase a woman's chance of ectopic pregnancy. As the infection spreads around the body via the bloodstream, it can even be life threatening. Those infected with gonorrhoea are also more vulnerable to the HIV virus.
Erectile Dysfunction Resulting From Prostate Surgery - A new study carried out in the US looked at the understanding prostate cancer patients have regarding the side effects of surgery, and found that they had 'largely unrealistic expectations' about how the surgery would affect their ability to achieve erections.
Fitness Inspiration From Sporty People - Watching sporty people on the television makes me wonder how they summoned up the willpower to get themselves into such great shape when I can barely be bothered to scan the TV listing for something else to watch. Here are some tips from sports professionals to help get us fit, enthusiastic and well, less wobbly.
Link Between The Pill & Birth Defects Disproved - Researchers looked at four different groups of women; a fifth of the participants had never taken the pill, two-thirds discontinued use at least three months before conceiving, while two smaller groups either stopped taking the pill within three months of becoming pregnant or continued to take it throughout pregnancy.
How Mobile Technology Is Changing Healthcare - Experts agree that mobile and e-health will soon play a fundamental role in the healthcare system, much like other aspects of life such as work, shopping and communication, which are already dominated by mobile devices. It's easy to see why. Apps, texts, Skype, online services - they are simple, convenient and fit in with our busy lifestyles.
Is Obesity Becoming The Norm? - Experts predict that, by 2050, 60% of adult men, 50% of adult women and 25% of children will be obese. Now a new study has found that nearly 3 in 4 adults will be overweight or obese by 2035. This group would outnumber the 28% who would be classed as being a healthy weight or underweight.
Does 'Detoxing' Actually Work? - The fact is, your body comes equipped with it's own detoxification system and, assuming you don't have a condition such as kidney failure, this is perfectly sufficient for getting rid of all the rubbish you ate during December. There is very little clinical evidence that detoxes do you any good at all.
Does Alcohol Affect Sex? Yes, sir. Alcohol reduces sensitivity and that makes an orgasm more difficult. If orgasms are mostly in the mind it's no surprise that when we're fuddled with drink we can't get there - its much the same as how we can't feel our teeth and fail to notice we're walking through sick.
Does 'Detoxing' Actually Work? - One word that seems to be on everyone's lips once the New Year's hangover has settled is 'detox'. This is often used to mean a kind of physical, even spiritual, cleansing of body and soul. Many people cling to the detox concept to appease their guilt as they drink their bodyweight in mulled cider on Christmas Eve – 'it's alright, I'll do a detox in the New Year.' But what do they mean?
Can Eating Breakfast Really Help You Lose Weight? - The general consensus seems to be that we should begin the day by filling our stomachs. Many of us wake up starving and do just that, others grab a croissant on the train to work, while some can't face food until at least 12:01pm. Which one are you? And does this breakfasting wisdom still hold true in 2016?
Have Yourself A Healthy Little Christmas - Christmas Dinner is a catastrophic minefield for dieters. If you're in charge of cooking, remove turkey skin and eat the white breast meat, which is less likely to have basted in its own fat. Have only one or two pigs-in-blankets because they are dripping with fat, and will result in congestion worse than the M1 on the Christmas drive home.
100 million women worldwide use the contraceptive pill, but if they smoke they're at an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, stroke or heart attack. That's because: Nicotine narrows arteries, making it harder for blood to pump through. Oestrogen in the pill can cause your blood to clot more easily.