Top 10 books about Burma

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Burma is such an enigmatic country that the first question for any writer is what to call it. The nation has been known officially as Myanmar since […]

A history of drug use in sport

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The heroes and villains are harder to separate in the history of doping science. Amphetamines were used as much by Allied forces in the Second World War as by their Axis enemies. Steroids were being experimented with in the USA by the 1930s and 1940s. Usage of steroids was not seen as problematic by Dr. John Zeigler, the American weightlifting coach who helped develop the steroid Dianabol with the pharmaceutical company CIBA in […]

Why Do We Overeat?

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Holiday cheer inevitably means a great abundance of food and drink—delicious, tempting and for most of us a hazard. How often during the Christmas holidays […]

Reasons for rapid weight gain

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Obesity is a chronic and serious health disease; it reduces the age of the infected person ten years, as researchers at Oxford University confirmed, and […]