Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: February 2015
Although Rudyard Kipling had a fictional reason for why leopards have spots, computer science pioneer Alan Turing discovered the real explanation.
Lyme disease in humans is caused by the bite of a tick infected with one of three closely related species of bacteria. The antihistamine loratadine has potential as a new treatment for the disease.
Along with salt, sour, sweet, bitter and umami, our taste buds may be able to detect fat, research suggests.
How did our desire to consume sugary foods come about and what public health measures are needed to reduce this excessive consumption?
Sneezing can be triggered by many activities, such as having a full stomach, tweezing your eyebrows and exercise. Andrew Haynes explains why one sneezing condition may have dangerous outcomes.
Removing objects from young children’s noses can be challenging. ‘Watch and wait’ and the ‘parent’s kiss’ are two techniques available.
Research suggests that patients undergoing surgery experience less anxiety and pain when they are distracted.
Small simple chain antibodies from sharks may be used to generate lead compounds in inflammatory disease and cancer.