Tag Archives: Generation

Catherine O'Mahony: 'Sex ed in the 80s was a box-ticking exercise for nuns – this generation has a chance for enlightenment'

I remember it well. The nuns wanted nothing to do with it, back in the day. From memory they faded deliberately into the background on the day the Sex Talk was due to take place. We girls – 15 and fairly ignorant on the workings of the flesh – were ushered into the geography room… Read More »

The Next Generation Of Flu Shots

The flu vaccine this year was ineffective against the strain of flu that made millions ill. Do you understand why? This is the reason.   Scientists use flu surveillance data to pick a few strains of the virus that they think are most likely to be active in the coming flu season. Then they put… Read More »