Angela Tufvesson

Condoms are a popular means of birth control because they’re cheap, easy to obtain and have no side-effects – but doctors say long-acting reversible contraceptives such as IUDs and implants are more effective.

Young, old, sick or injured, pets benefit from the love of a foster family, and the feeling is mutual – pets lower stress levels and feelings of loneliness and isolation.

A set of brain-training games for seniors designed by the Hong Kong Society for the Aged see players performing a range of everyday tasks, with the aim to slow cognitive decline and increase social engagement.

Having a sufficient pregnancy gap between children is important as babies absorb lots vitamins and nutrients from their mothers that need replenishing. Studies show gaps that are too short lead to higher risk of health problems.


Experts tell us the best ways to cut through the marketing speak and confusing matrix of numbers on some food product labels, and what to look for depending on your needs and health conditions.

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