Rugby promotion in schools 'will cause injuries', patients trial diabetes drug for Alzheimers and more sex leads to pay rises
A round-up of the morning’s health news headlines
The Government’s promotion of rugby in schools may harm children, a study has warned.
The researchers from Queen Mary University of London said there was ‘inadequate monitoring’ of injuries sustained by kids in the field, with the the Times and other newspapers reporting of the dangers.
The first patients have been recruited for a pioneering Alzheimers study, as scientists believe that a diabetes drug could halt the onset of the disease. If the £5m trial is successful, the drug could be marketed to treat Alzheimers within five years, writes the Daily Mail.
Study leader Dr Paul Edison, clinical senior lecturer at Imperial College London, said: ‘We’re hoping we will be able to delay the progression of the disease.’
Also reported in the Mail, a groundbreaking study has revealed that employees who have more sex get higher salaries. According to the research, people who have sex at least two or three times a week earn 4.5% more than those who have less.
Study leader Dr Nick Drydakis, of Anglia Ruskin University, said: ‘Does lack of sex lead to lower wages or lower wages lead to less sex? In the literature there are studies that have examined both effects. Celibacy results in lower wages, as well as lower wages leading to less sex.’