Paralysed man walks using brainpower, self-injectable contraception approved and fidgeting is good for you
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
A paralysed man is able to walk ‘by brainpower alone’ in a world first, reports the Telegraph.
Neurosurgeons have been able to ‘bypass’ the man’s broken spinal cord by fitting electrodes to his knees.
The Guardian reports that the first ‘self-injectable’ contraception has been approved in the UK, meaning users don’t have to go see a nurse or GP to top up every 13 weeks.
Manufacturer Pfizer said it would help ‘busy’ women.
Lastly, the Express reports fidgeting at your desk is a good thing.
Everyone knows too much sitting is bad for you, but restless fidgeting has now been shown to be of help.