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Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »

‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »

Exclusive: Philip Morris suspends social media campaign after Reuters exposes young ‘influencers’

(Reuters) – Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc has suspended a global social media marketing campaign in response to Reuters inquiries into the company’s use of young online personalities to sell its new “heated tobacco” device, including a 21-year-old woman in Russia. The company’s internal “marketing standards” prohibit it from promoting tobacco products with youth-oriented… Read More »

Boy with allergy died after cheese was flicked at him, inquest told – The Guardian

A schoolboy with a dairy allergy was left gasping for breath and shouted “I’m going to die” minutes after a fellow pupil flicked cheese at him, an inquest has heard. Karanbir Singh Cheema, 13, known as Karan, went from “absolutely fine” to unconscious in under 10 minutes after the incident at William Perkin Church of… Read More »