Tag Archives: Should

Dear Dr Nina: ‘How do home HPV testing kits work and should I try one?’

Most abnormalities found on smear tests are totally treatable Dear Dr Nina: ‘How do home HPV testing kits work and should I try one?’ Independent.ie Q I’m a middle-aged woman worried about all the things in the newspaper I’ve been reading about cervical cancer. I’m not due another smear test under CervicalCheck for another three… Read More »

You should pick your nose — and eat it, too! And other prescriptions for a better immune system

Should you pick your nose? Don’t laugh. Scientifically, it’s an interesting question. Should your children pick their noses? Should your children eat dirt? Maybe: Your body needs to know what immune challenges lurk in the immediate environment. Should you use anti-bacterial soap or hand sanitizers? No. Are we taking too many antibiotics? Yes. “I tell… Read More »