His & Hers: The Quest for the Male Contraceptive Pill

Male Contraception

The quest for the elusive male contraceptive pill

In 1961 a small round pill was introduced to the UK on the condition that it could only be prescribed to married women. This was the country’s first taste of the female contraceptive pill: a drug with the potential to create a revolution.

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The Crusade Against Nature’s Deadliest Killer

Mosquito

The malaria-carrying anopheles mosquito

The world’s deadliest animal does not possess extraordinary strength. It hasn’t got razor-sharp teeth or piercing vision, or the ability to outwit its prey. In fact, the world’s deadliest animal has none of the attributes we might associate with a ferocious killer. It can be found quietly moving around our houses, sometimes hovering above us in the air at night. Continue reading