Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: April 2015
Oxytocin, the so-called “bonding hormone”, is a neuromodulator released into the blood in a wide range of situations, many of which are involved in human interaction. Recent research indicates that it is also important in forming bonds between humans and dogs.
A microbrewery in Finland’s Baltic Sea archipelago of Åland has recently launched a beer with a 19th century recipe. The formula is derived from the chemical analysis of contaminated booze recovered from a schooner that was shipwrecked some 170 years ago.
Scientists have used an MRI scanner to observe what happens when you crack your knuckles — a process that does not seem to cause ill health effects.
People who stay up late, so-called “night owls”, are more likely to develop particular health issues than those who go to bed early.
Researchers have identified at least 11 genes that influence individuals’ susceptibility to the placebo effect.
The number of usable calories in rice can be lowered by boiling it in water and coconut oil and then cooling it.
An Anglo-Saxon recipe that combines garlic, leeks, wine and ox gall may be a useful antibacterial agent, writes Pam Mason.
The blue light emitted from some electronic screens can make it difficult to sleep. Steve Bremer explains why.
Different types of mummy could be used to make tincture, treacle, elixir or balsam, which could, in turn, be used for treating different types of affliction.
The thermal grill illusion is a sensory ‘trick’ first demonstrated by a Swedish physician, Torsten Thunberg, in 1896.
Researchers in America have developed some bioplastics, made with albumin, soy or whey, that have antibacterial properties.
Opossums have a naturally high level of immunity to certain types of snake venom. The opossum peptide responsible for this immunity has potential as an antivenom.
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