Eating rattlesnake pills not recommended
Reports of salmonella cases from alleged ‘natural’ cancer cure.
Self-evidently, you might think, there are several reasons why it is not a good idea to take pills made from pulveris...
Period pain and alcohol linked
Pre-menstrual syndrome could be triggered by drinking.
The unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be linked to alcohol consumption, according to a new analy...
Antibiotics do work on viruses
Research shows anti-bacterial drugs can also kill viruses.
Everybody knows antibiotics don’t work on viruses, right? Not, it turns out, if you’re a female mouse with a nasty ca...
Homeopathy cancer paper withdrawn
Investigation finds multiple problems.
A journal paper claiming to show the success of a homeopathic treatment for cancer has been withdrawn by the publishe...
Can bananas kill you?
Does the potassium in bananas mean they're a hazard?
On the Internet there is a subset of websites called “mum blogs”, or more often “mommy blogs”, written by people conv...
What is a superbug?
Bacteria immune to the effects of antibiotics are rising.
A superbug is usually defined as a microorganism that’s resistant to commonly used antibiotics – but not all superbug...
Miscarriages in women over 40 causes
Lack of the protein securin plays a significant role.
The majority of miscarriages occur due to the embryo having an unusual number of chromosomes, an event that is partic...
Clear, white and green: why snot changes colour
The chemical compounds that help us power through a cold.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbcUcYDejks&feature=emb_logo Ever wondered why our mucous changes colour and cons...
Why mosquitoes don't die of malaria
Finding out how could help develop new malaria drugs.
The risk of malaria looms over nearly half the world’s population and kills hundreds of thousands of people each year...
Got high cholesterol? Here are five eating tips
When it comes to managing high cholesterol, confusion reigns.
High fat, low fat, no carb, more carb: when it comes to getting information on eating to manage high blood cholestero...
Easy nanosensor test for E. coli contamination
A combination of magnetic resonance and fluorescence is the key.
US researchers have unveiled a detector that can pick up diarrhoea-causing bacteria in milk and water in less than an...
Why are some people lactose intolerant?
Where you are born is the big influencer.
Food can bring people together. But some foods can be a problem for dinner guests. A good example is milk, and the c...