The Ins and Outs of Male Contraceptives

The media’s recent poor-quality reporting and interpretation of a novel male injectable contraceptive is unhelpful and misleading. Ethical arguments in the media should be based on sound scientific interpretation – they can be so much stronger for it. A little oestrogen, a splash of progesterone – taken once a day the combined oral contraceptive pill […]

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Oxford study links “small man syndrome” to paranoia

A recent Oxford University study reveals that people who see the world from a lower perspective may experience more negative feelings of paranoia, distrust, and incompetence in comparison to others. The study, funded by the Medical Research Council, required 60 female volunteers who had recently experienced paranoid thoughts but had no history of mental illness, to take the same […]

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No more friends, say dons

Teenagers still only communicate with a small number of people despite having hundreds of “friends” on Facebook, according to a recent Oxford study. Young people were found to operate an unconscious system of ‘one in, one out’ policies such that their communications patterns and number of close friends remain the same even who they socialise […]

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