Bits & pieces
Medical students don't practise safe sex on holiday--Less than half of male students interviewed at St George's Hospital Medical School, London, who have sex with a new partner when on holiday always use a condom. “In our small survey, overall condom usage during high risk sex seemed low for a group of people at a high education level, especially for males,” says the author in Family Practice (2003;20:93).
Children are at risk worldwide from the marketing of junk food--New research from the UK Food Commission found that the global advertising budget of the food industry is $40 000m (£25 000; €35 000); an amount bigger than the gross domestic product of 70% of the world's nations. Diseases related to diet are increasing in less industrialised countries, such as Russia, China, and India, as food companies export their products and their advertising.
Exposure to the sun during youth reduces risk of