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Mystery symptoms? Get your lead levels checked

It’s every gardener’s nightmare. Digging deep into the earth, you strike something hard and, with a metallic thud, a geyser of water fountains up into your face. One of our neighbours recently experienced such a shovelling disaster while erecting a new fence when an old lead pipe supplying her mains water was punctured by a misplaced … Continue reading

Test yourself: Could you spot a skin cancer? Never miss a melanoma.

If you ever doubted humankind’s ability to do great things for our planet, just look at the sky. Or rather, look toward the ozone layer high in the stratosphere. If you cast your mind back, you will remember that there was a lot of talk of the ‘hole in the ozone layer’ brought on by … Continue reading

It’s ‘mo’ joke – moustache month is here!

Moustaches are a bit like flares, perms and tie-dye t-shirts – they only come into fashion once a generation. Now I don’t care what the fashionistas tell me, or how many glossy fashion mags feature models sporting ‘hipster moustaches’ – moustaches are anything but hip. Surely the last person who looked cool with a tash … Continue reading

New Study: Can Religion Help You Fight Serious Illness?

“Do you believe in God?” is not the sort of thing you normally expect to hear in a hospital clinic. But for a group women quietly waiting in a breast health clinic, their wait to see the doctor was interrupted by this question. However, this wasn’t an enthusiastic evangelist trying to win a new convert; … Continue reading

When Not to Lick Your Fingers: Artificial Sweeteners

  When I learnt NOT to lick my fingers    Whenever you work in a science lab, you are taught never to eat or drink anything. And there is good reason for this:  During medical school I had weekly human dissection lessons. I once licked my fingers straight after one of these sessions… never would I do that … Continue reading

Coffee – Drink Up! The virtues of coffee drinking…

Coffee is that strong smelling and bitter drink that people love or hate. Personally, I love it. Last year, I visited the UK’s first coffee festival and had so much fun that I’m looking forward to doing it again this summer. But next time I think I will curb my consumption: Over 20 espressos was … Continue reading

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