Home HIV tests could be the key to reducing spread of AIDS

Home tests could be the key to reducing HIV spread, claim experts Home tests reduce the stigma associated with going for screening, meaning people are more likely to get testedSelf-tests can be carried out using saliva samples By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 3 April 2013 Experts believe self-testing might be the key to reducing the spread of HIV Making self-testing for HIV widely available could be the answer to reducing the spread of AIDS, claim experts.

Sex addiction: Online pornography and poor sex education is to blame, says leading expert

More than 40% of children under 12 have watched pornography – and experts say it's turning teenagers into SEX ADDICTS The majority of sex addicts begin experiencing problems before the age of 16, says addiction expert 40% of those questioned had watched porn under the age of 12 Broken homes, single-sex schools and poor sex education also to blame | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 11 December 2012 Scroll down for video Easy access to online pornography and poor sex education are largely to blame for teenagers suffering from sex addiction, a leading expert has said.

NHS spends 1m a week on repeat abortions: Single women using terminations "as another form of contraceptive"

NHS spends 1m a week on repeat abortions: Single women using terminations 'as another form of contraceptive' Figures reveal some women have returned for as many as nine terminations in their lifetime Repeat abortions most prevalent in London Half of all terminations carried out in Croydon were on women who had previously had at least one abortion | UPDATED: 00:44 GMT, 14 May 2012 A form of contraception: Research shows that some have seven, eight or even as many as nine terminations in their lifetime (picture posed by model) The Health Service is spending around 1million a week providing repeat abortions.

Nicotine patches branded a waste of time as study finds they don"t help smokers quit long-term

Nicotine patches branded a waste of time as study finds they don't help smokers quit long-term Former smokers just as likely to relapse if they used nicotine replacement therapies to help them quit Unsuccessful Nicotine replacement therapy was found to have no impact on quitting success in the latest study Nicotine patches may not help smokers to stub out the habit, according to a new study. Researchers found nicotine replacement therapies like patches and gum, were not effective in helping smokers quit long-term. This was true even when NRTs were combined with counselling sessions.

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain

Shocking figures show teenagers have a quarter of abortions in Britain Nearly a quarter of all abortions in Britain are carried out on girls under the age of 20, a major report has revealed. The shocking figures, compiled by the EU, show British teenagers are far more likely than the average European youngster to have a termination. Those who compiled the report called for greater access to contraception, ‘youth-friendly’ sexual health services and better sex education in schools.