Beyond pharmacy blog
Many people might have received a health-tracking watch or bracelet for Christmas. Jessica Bartlet explains why they are useful tools for individuals and, potentially, the NHS.
Charity Pharmacist Support has recently launched a series of wellbeing workshops for pharmacists, preregistration trainees and pharmacy students. Emma Page shares some tips from the workshop she attended this week.
Andrew Haynes describes a white flower, the so-called “zombie cucumber”, which can induce hallucinations when ingested.
Despite the myth that hot air dryers are more hygienic, Andrew Haynes explains that paper towels are actually better for three important reasons.
After analysing a small study in healthy young adults, which found that eating deep-fried Mars bar caused a significant impairment in cerebrovascular reactivity in men, Pam Mason advises sticking to porridge for breakfast.
Pam Mason describes a study from the British Dental Journal, which found that 5% of Roman skulls examined showed signs of moderate to severe gum disease, compared with up to 20% of adults with chronic progressive periodontitis today.
Steve Bremer describes different types of parasitic infection that can cause behavioural changes in humans.
Not renowned for its public health measures, Nazi Germany led the first anti-smoking campaign in modern history and was the most powerful anti-smoking movement in the world during the 1930s and early 1940s.
You have probably seen John Lewis’s mawkish Christmas advertisement featuring Monty, an Adélie penguin created by computer-generated imagery. But spare a thought for the plight of Monty’s endangered real-life relatives, many of whom depend on the UK for their protection.
2014 is the International Year of Crystallography. Andrew Haynes pays tribute to Rosalind Franklin, whose contributions to crystallography helped to confirm the structure of DNA.
Benedict Lam looks at an exhibition in London that brings art and science together and spoke to some of the artists to find out their inspiration
The new profiling tool on the YouGov website is entertaining but has the potential to mislead, writes Emma Page
Google is developing technology that combines ingested disease-detecting nanoparticles with a wrist sensor.
The legacy of abuse can stay with victims for life, writes Chris Chapman, who heard escaped Westboro Baptist Church member Nate Phelps speak last week.
Famous as a post-impressionist artist, unfortunate Toulouse-Lautrec was afflicted with pycnodysostosis. David Walsh explains
David Walsh describes the complicated history of the coca leaf and its use
The Paul Stolper Gallery is hosting the latest pharmacy-inspired Damien Hirst exhibition. Andrew Haynes questions whether this is art or exploitation.
Theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli had strong views about sloppy science, writes Andrew Haynes.
Roger Poole tells the spooky story of the pharmacist who hanged himself after accidentally poisoning his apprentice.
Pam Mason describes a study that suggests slim diners have different eating habits to heavier diners.