How was Warfarin discovered?

Warfarin is a commonly prescribed drug used as an anticoagulant (blood thinning agent) in modern medicine, but it wasn’t initially produced for this purpose. It works to reduce clotting of the blood by blocking the enzyme ‘vitamin k epoxide reductase’. This basically reduces the amount of active vitamin k which in turn reduces the ability Continue Reading

Why your sexual health is so important

Your sexual health is vital to your overall health and well-being. It’s much more than a basic understanding of STIs and knowing about pregnancy. This is the World Health Organisation’s definition – ‘Sexual health is a state of physical, social and mental well-being in relation to sexuality’. It covers more than what occurs in your Continue Reading