Energy drink ban for kids is the right move

Energy drinks have always been a con. Years ago they were ­reliably shown to be no more beneficial than sugar and water. But sugar and water isn’t harmless, at least sugar isn’t, especially for children as it contributes to obesity. … Read More

The strange appeal of homeopathy meds is lost on me

I have to nail my colours to the mast and say I’m not a fan of homeopathic medicine. It’s too unscientific for my taste, so I wholeheartedly support the NHS in discouraging doctors from prescribing it. There were 2,700 prescriptions … Read More

DNA screening can help avoid diseases

If you knew it was written in your genes that you were a candidate for a heart attack, would you change your lifestyle to foil your genetic destiny? Well, the Finns would. A study by Finnish researchers has found that … Read More

Teenagers are far less likely to rebel these days

Youths can be antisocial, rude and thoughtless. But they’re thinkers, and given some adult realism and ­support, they act responsibly. The ­latest stats back this up. Fewer US teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days, according to a … Read More