Olivor Holman

Could monogamy be in your genes?

For us humans, it’s difficult to imagine a world in which monogamy is not the norm. However, this is not the case for much of the animal kingdom. In fact, monogamy is a rather rare trait in nature, as only 3-5% of mammal species form monogamous, lifelong bonds. So why,...
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Posted Feb. 21, 2019

Combined contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of ovarian cancer

The combined contraceptive pill decreases the risk of ovarian cancer for users when compared with non-users, suggests research undertaken by scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen and Copenhagen. The combined contraceptive pill contains synthetic forms of the hormones oestrogen and progestin and is used regularly by over 100 million women...
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Posted Oct. 16, 2018