Weekly health news roundup: 28 April 2014

28 april 2014 health news update

Top health stories this week: overuse of testosterone medication and measles in Brazil.

International health news

  • Do men need HRT? – Prescriptions for testosterone drugs have soared around the world in the last decade, but do men really need them, and how safe are they?
  • Human skin can replace animal testing – Human skin grown in a lab in the UK is a cost effective way of testing cosmetics and drugs, replacing animals currently used.
  • Walking boosts creative thinking – Creative output increases by 60% when walking – Steve Jobs, Charles Dickens, and Harry S. Truman were compulsive walkers.

Health advice

  • Binge drinking and overeating – More than 3 large glasses of wine can lead to the consumption of 6,300 extra calories in the following 24 hours.

Country health updates