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Health and Nutrition

Low-Carb Lessons from An Undertaker?

18 Jan 2018

When William Banting could no longer walk upstairs without panting or bend down to tie his shoelaces, he decided that something had to be done. Swimming, walking, Turkish baths and near-starvation...

H3N2 Influenza: Why Is It Called H3N2?

10 Jan 2018

It may seem as if flu viruses get chosen based on a sluggish and never-ending game of bingo....

A Rat’s Nose

8 Jan 2018

The dog has been called man’s best friend.  But rats certainly have never been referred to in that endearing fashion.  Yet, they can save lives as well as dogs; maybe even better.  How?  By using...

You know DNA. Meet an Even More Interesting Molecule.

21 Dec 2017

I remember being introduced to RNA as a disposable DNA copy with a very short life, a sort of mayfly of the molecular world....

Jamie Oliver Cooks Up an Anal Argument

7 Dec 2017

British chef Jamie Oliver opened up quite a can of worms with his plan to improve the food served in Los Angeles schools.  Actually, worms would probably be an improvement over some of the fatty...

What you need to know about poinsettias and poison

5 Dec 2017

If you have avoided having poinsettias in your home with small children or animals, you’re not alone, but despite the commonly held belief that poinsettias are toxic, they aren’t. This myth seems...

Can your joints really feel changes in the weather?

5 Dec 2017

We all know somebody who believes they can “feel” when the weather is going to change. Maybe it’s your co-worker calling for rain because an old sports injury has started to ache. Or your...

Bacteria On Your Body: Not Just Inactive Hitchhikers

27 Nov 2017

We share our body with bacteria. They live in our mouth, on our skin and mostly in our digestive tract. There are up to a thousand different varieties, and their total number, some 100 trillion, is...

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