Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: July 2012
The 100th anniversary of the birth of the US political singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie fell on 14 July 2012. Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born in Oklahoma, and his songs were written from his own experiences of the Oklahoma dust bowl and its social consequences.
World hepatitis day is observed on 28 July each year. Its aim is to increase global awareness and understanding of both hepatitis B and hepatitis C. Together, these viral infections represent one of the major threats to global health. They are known as “silent viruses”: those infected mostly suffer no symptoms.
The influence of coffee drinking on health often makes headlines.
Concern about the influence of low blood vitamin D levels on health continues to grow, but I was recently interested to read of a possible link between low vitamin D and myopia.
With the Whitstable Oyster Festival taking place this coming week, I have been thinking about the high nutritional value of this seafood, in particular its zinc content, which has led to claims of sexually stimulating effects.
AFTER weeks of wet weather we have nearly reached St Swithun’s Day (15 July). According to weather lore, if rain occurs on St Swithun’s Day, it will be followed by a further forty rainy days.
Spanish researchers have found that drinking tapwater may turn us all into passive consumers of drugs of abuse. Illicit drugs are known to occur in waste water and surface water, but this new research offers the first significant evidence that they find their way through purification processes into our drinking water.