Hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer: Weighing up the risks
A new study found that hormonal contraceptives are linked with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer, but should you stop taking the pill?
Forever chemicals: New study begins to unravel exactly how PFAS affect our bodies
A new study has revealed the effect of PFAS, known as “forever chemicals”, on our natural biological processes for the first time.
12 Days of Christmas: Eight Oat Milk Controversies
Praised by the lactose intolerant and climate conscious alike, oat milk has been the favourite milk substitute for a long time. With its creamy texture, natural sweet taste, and ability to make a latte even more delicious, is it too good to be true?
New Alzheimer’s drug too good to be true?
Lecanemab is the first drug to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease, but two deaths during its clinical trial have raised questions about the drug’s safety.
Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns
Public health campaigns are increasingly being used by the NHS to combat public health problems. But are fear tactics really a good way to change our behaviour?
A science story: My experience on the combined pill
In this new series, our writers share personal encounters and explain the science behind them. This week, we hear from one writer’s experience with the contraceptive pill.
“I’m 21, I shouldn’t be feeling like this.”: UoM students speak out about their experiences with Long Covid
UoM students tell us about how their lives and university experiences have been impacted by Long Covid