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Dr Miriam Stoppard: If obesity was a ‘disease’ would it help weight loss?

Should we think of obesity as a disease? Even though many people say it’s self-inflicted, the World Health Organisation has considered it a disease since 1936. And the outcomes of obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, cancer, ­arthritis, joint pain, obstetric risk and sleep apnoea definitely are diseases. The thing is, studies in… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: A woman’s clitoris has greater role than providing sexual pleasure

The assertion that the clitoris is the only human organ thats sole function is transmission of sexual pleasure seems to upset some people. It has been the subject of much study, starting way back in the 16th century. Over the centuries the question of what the clitoris is for has interested many male anatomists. Now… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: New blood test will help spot early signs of brain cancer

We’re getting more and more clever at spotting cancers early, way before they cause symptoms. We can do this by picking up traces of the chemicals shed from tumours in the bloodstream. Every cancer is different and each has a unique fingerprint. We can search for those fingerprints and we’re getting pretty good at tracking… Read More »