It’s Valentine’s Day on Thursday, and whether you’re planning a romantic date or staying at home by yourself, you may still enjoy this post about the science of love! … More Science on Valentine’s Day
Returning to the Vitamin D topic … how will wearing sunscreen all the time affect your Vitamin D production? Research is controversial and shows varied impacts on health … More Sunscreen and Vitamin D: a continuation
Just how important is it to get out into the sun each day? Very, it seems, as we require sunlight for our bodies to synthesise Vitamin D. … More All about Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”
Antibiotics aren’t where the “resistance wars” stop. Fungicide resistance also poses a major health threat, causing death and serious illness to many. … More Destructive gardening … and why it’s a health problem
Why are you the way you are? You might have your father’s eyes, hair and personality, but be the height and build of your mother, or something a little bit different from either. It comes down largely to genetic inheritance … More Crash Course in Genetics: Inheritance
You’ve almost definitely heard about probiotics and how they’re amazing for your gut microbiota (which’ll help your overall health) and how you can get them in yoghurt and other foods or as tablets. Improving your health just by eating yoghurt instead of milk with your cereal sounds great, but the question is, do they actually help? … More Probiotics? The pros and cons
We’re left with one more exciting field, the future of antibiotics and anti-bacterial mechanisms (totally nano-drills)!
And while many of these technologies are still in development stage, we may see significant advances before superbugs truly take over the world. … More A post-antibiotic world- The Future
So antibiotic resistance is terrible and this week we move onto a particularly interesting topic … what can we do about it, both collectively and individually? … More A post-antibiotic world- What can anyone do about it?
So antibiotic resistance happens, but you may ask how much it actually matters.
Short answer: it’ll kill more than cancer within your lifetime … More A post antibiotic world- What’s the big deal?
What is antibiotic resistance? Could you survive in a post-antibiotic world?
Antibiotic resistance is when bacteria develop a resistance to certain antibiotics that would normally kill them. And it’s a MASSIVE issue. … More A post-antibiotic world- What is it?