Beyond pharmacy blog
All posts from: May 2015
Arsenic is among the world’s most common environmental pollutants, but the methods for removing it are often too expensive for use. A research team at the University of Florida may have the answer.
Originally developed as a rat poison, warfarin has been used as an anticoagulant for over 60 years. But why is it so popular when alternatives are available?
Incentives that encourage healthy behaviours are only effective for three months, according to research.
Genetically modified yeasts could soon provide a source of opiates and other drugs previously only obtainable from plants.
Anaemia is the most common nutritional problem in the world. Adding a fish-shaped piece of iron to cooking pots has helped to tackle the problem in Cambodia.
A new smartphone-based microscope can help to identify the presence of one species of parasitic worm when a patient is being treated for another, to help prevent drug complications.
Treating onion skin cells with sulphuric acid and gold allow them to be used as a muscle simulator.
They may look fantastic, but evidence shows that wearing high heels is bad for your health.
A project, launched by the Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections, aims to diagnose and treat 95% of patients with life- or sight-threatening fungal disease by 2025.
The chances of being bitten by a mosquito are related to genes that control body odour, according to a recent study.
I have written recently about the sneeze and the yawn, two physiological phenomena that are not fully fathomed. Another mysterious bodily function is the hiccup.
It was 350 years ago this summer that the Great Plague took hold in London. What methods did patients and doctors employ to try to keep themselves safe?
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