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How you live affects your sperm – and perhaps your future children too

By Michael Le Page Children can feel long-term effects from their father’s behaviourNoemi Siccardi/EyeEm/Getty Would-be dads take note. Lifestyle choices from smoking to exercise to wearing tight underpants lead to subtle changes in your sperm that may affect the health and behaviour of your children. “What a man does throughout his life has an impact… Read More »

Study Offers New Insights On How Social Media Affects Girls’ Mental Health

null Getty There’s little doubt that social media is not great for mental health—studies have reported for several years now that more time spent on social media is linked to mental health issues, from low self-esteem and loneliness to depression and even suicidality. A new study from University College London and Imperial College London makes… Read More »

PTSD affects 'one in 13 by age of 18'

One in 13 young people in England and Wales experiences post-traumatic stress disorder by the age of 18, the first research of its kind suggests. A study of more than 2,000 18-year-olds found nearly a third had experienced trauma in childhood. And a quarter of these then developed PTSD, which can cause insomnia, flashbacks and… Read More »