Monthly Archives: September 2020

Imaginary impotence The phrase ‘drug-fuelled sex’ has a very different meaning for 23-year-old student Greg Banks compared with the popular perception of it. For rather than indicating outrageous behaviour, Greg needs to take Viagra to ‘guarantee’ performance. He started using the drug when he was 18, because he ‘had problems with sex’ if he was drinking […]

Food additives linked to disease Our lives are being cut short by the toxic effects of our ‘ultra-processed’ diet, according to new research buried by the attention on Covid-19. Ultra-processed food products — which studies suggest now make up to 60 per cent of the average diet in the UK — are invariably high in fat or sugar (or […]

Magnesium a magic supplement Preparing for her 14th marathon later this year, 77-year-old Sylvia Jennings offers some words of reassurance: ‘As long as you can get your shoes on and get out of the door, I think you’re OK.’ She first took up running age 59, and believes her remarkable athletic performance in older age is linked to […]