40% of women with severe mental illness are victims of rape or attempted rape

Women with severe mental illness are up to five times more likely than the general population to be victims of sexual assault and two to three times more likely to suffer domestic violence, reveals new research led by UCL and King’s College London funded by the Medical Research Council and the Big Lottery. The study …

Greek austerity “cuts” cancer prevention tests

After the exorbitant hikes of up to 70% in co-payments for prescription drugs, Greek Health Ministry took a further step in cutting subsidized medical services to insured patients. Minister Makis Voridis announced very strict criteria for diagnosis and screening tests that will affect mainly cancer prevention tests (test PAP, mammography, prostate cancer check) but also …

Μπορεί ένα βερνίκι νυχιών να σε προστατέψει… από το βιασμό;;

The recent announcement that four male college students have invented a nail polish allegedly capable of detecting the presence of date rape drugs in a drink has, understandably, been controversial. Many critics have rightly argued that a personal detection tool like “Undercover Colors” runs the danger of feeding into rape culture by placing the responsibility …