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Ex-gangster's painful journey to a tattoo-free face

Former gangster David Williams spent 34 years in prison for murder, and during this time acquired dozens of tattoos, many of which were etched on his face. We spoke to him about his life and the painful process of having his tattoos removed.

What it's like in a South African prison

What does a normal day look like in one of South Africa’s prisons? What’s on the menu? What sort of exercise possibilities are there? What are the chances of getting a single cell? And what will it be like for Oscar Pistorius?

Booze gets men smiling

Alcohol, the ubiquitous liquid social lubricant, seems to foster 'contagious' grinning among guys.

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Overweight and obese men show diminished quantity and quality of semen, suggesting that a weight problem might also affect fertility.

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