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Beyond pharmacy blog

All posts from: November 2012

Do nothing about me without me

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 28 Nov 2012

Maple syrup for diabetes?

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 28 Nov 2012

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) is a deciduous hardwood tree native to north-eastern North America. It is notable for its spectacular autumn foliage and as a source of maple syrup.

Leloir’s research in adversity

Posted by: Glow-worm PJWed, 28 Nov 2012

Failures to replicate trial findings

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 21 Nov 2012

Pharmacists in the steps of Cochrane

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 21 Nov 2012

This Sunday, 25 November, marks the end of the two-week “Love your lungs” campaign in Wales, in which people have had the opportunity to visit their local pharmacy for an assessment of their respiratory health with advice on how to improve it.

Using carob to fight bacteria

Posted by: Hourglass PJWed, 21 Nov 2012

According to a report in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Science, the leaves of the carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) have been found to be a rich source of antibacterial compounds active against Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium responsible for food poisoning.

Season’s greetings

Posted by: Didapper PJTue, 13 Nov 2012

By now, many people have started to think about how many Christmas cards to send this year and where to buy them (unless, like my well-organised wife, you acquired them months ago and have already addressed them).

Capital air pollution

Posted by: Didapper PJTue, 13 Nov 2012

We are approaching the 60th anniversary of London’s Great Smog. Five days of intense air pollution early in December 1952 killed at least 4,000 Londoners and made 100,000 others ill with respiratory problems. Those figures are from official sources, but some experts now think that more than 12,000 people may have died and far more than 100,000 were made ill.

Fighting MRSA with Christmas trees

Posted by: Didapper PJTue, 13 Nov 2012

Round about now, somewhere near Oslo, a tall Norway spruce (Picea abies) is being cut down for shipping to London, where it will stand proudly in Trafalgar Square over the Christmas period, adorned with 500 white lights.

Bloody Mary’s pharmacy heritage

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 7 Nov 2012

First airline insecticides

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 7 Nov 2012

Imperial Airways was formed in 1924 to speed the movement of passengers and mail around the British Empire. Operating flying boats as well as land-based aircraft, the company served routes to South Africa, India and the Far East. Local partnerships linked the UK with Australia and New Zealand. Imperial was merged into the British Overseas Airways Corporation in 1939.

Umckaloabo, secret remedy

Posted by: Footler PJWed, 7 Nov 2012

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