Female child sex offenders are much more likely to offend against their own children. from shutterstock.com

Women who sexually abuse children

A recent US study found one out of every five child sexual abuse cases validated by child protection had a female as the main offender of the abuse.
Studies have shown that most smokers wish they had never smoked and that they wish they could stop. Lowering the levels of nicotine, the addictive chemical in cigarettes, would be a big step. DenisProductions.com/Shutterstock.com

How lowering nicotine in cigarettes could impact health

FDA Director Scott Gottlieb has proposed discussions about drastically cutting nicotine levels in cigarettes. This could result in some of the biggest health gains in history.
Health campaigns to reduce obesity have been accused of fat shaming, so how can we address this health issue without making people feel bad about themselves? from www.shutterstock.com.au

Fine line between weight advice & fat shaming

Is pointing out the negative health effects of overweight and obesity "fat shaming"?
African governments efforts to improve health are being undermined by corporations luring clientele. Reuters/Baz Ratner

Unhealthy industries, public health policies

Unhealthy food corporations use various tactics to undermine public health policies aimed at tackling the scourge of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and obesity.
Phosphenes are an experience of seeing light without light entering your eye. Bionic eye recipients use these to map out a visual scene. Eugene Peretz/Flickr

What people with bionic eyes see

The artificial vision provided by a bionic eye is not like natural sight, and takes a lot of getting used to.
Elvis Presley pictured on a Forever stamp in 2015. Oldrich/Shutterstock.com

Why we, like Elvis, turn to food for comfort

Perhaps no one entertainer from the 20th century influenced pop culture as much as Elvis. And yet, by his own admission, the King turned to food for comfort. Here's why food takes on added meaning.
We’re still not really sure whether puberty is starting earlier. from www.shutterstock.com.au

Book review: The New Puberty

A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.

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