Are lifespans really getting shorter?

It has been claimed (by Michelle Obama and Jamie Oliver, among others) that the current generation of children will have a shorter lifespan than that of their parents due to the increase in childhood obesity. So is there any truth in that? No. Over the last four decades life expectancy globally has risen by 11…

14 things you should never say to a woman

Women claim communication is the key, but there are some things that are best left never said… “Calm down” Oh they hate this one. Boy do they get angry when you rationally ask them to stop over-reacting. But what they hear when you say this is that the way they are feeling is not important…

Cereal Offenders

Why it’s the most misleading meal of the day It’s a confusing world. We’re told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but many of the breakfast cereals are hugely unhealthy, despite claims to the contrary. Once upon a time, cereal boxes proudly gave you a novelty gift – now they surreptitiously…

A load of bull?

What’s really in the energy drink that sells three billion cans per year and why do some countries feel fit to ban it? Red Bull is currently banned in Norway, Denmark and Uruguay due to health fears. It had previously been prohibited in Finland, Iceland, Switzerland and France. So why the big fuss and what…