US Navy ships & training bases exposed as ‘highest risk’ in military sex assault report

Young female service members, especially navy sailors, face the highest risk of sexual assault among all the branches of the US armed forces, the Pentagon’s RAND Corporation study reveals, having ranked all military installations. Back in the summer of 2014, RAND conducted a survey of the sexual assault and sexual harassment experiences of some 170,000 […]

What would you risk for the perfect selfie?

Share this article When Wikipedia dedicates an entire page to selfie-related injuries and deaths, you know we have a cultural phenomenon—or even an epidemic—on our hands. Lola Akinmade Åkerström explores the dangers of abandoning our instincts in search of instant gratification. By the time I realized my mistake, it was too late. On a short […]

Danger of daily aspirin: pill leads higher risk of death

They were also at “significantly” increased risk of serious internal bleeding.  Those who had not previously suffered a stroke or heart attack and did not take aspirin were more likely to live longer.  Experts said the findings showed many older people may be taking the medicine “unnecessarily” and that it is “really of very little […]

High blood pressure – 8p a mug tea could slash hypertension risk

High blood pressure affects more than 25 per cent of all UK adults, according to the NHS. The condition, which is also known as hypertension, increases the risk of some deadly complications, including heart attacks, heart disease and strokes. Making some small dietary changes could help to prevent signs of high blood pressure. Drinking a […]

Stroke: Two thirds of nation ignore this step to slash risk of life-threatening condition

Stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. This is considered a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. A stroke can cause swallowing difficulties, pain and sensory problems, communication problems, and tiredness and fatigue. In some cases it can even be fatal. Health experts recommend the best […]