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Remission

For the last time, before I get any more stupid comments suggesting some ridiculous quacky cure… Unless you are a gastroenterologist/immunologist or some expert on Crohn’s, I don’t care what cured your friend when you suggested it to them, I will not use your cure/treatment. This includes: Squatting Herbs Unproven treatments Cutting out dairy Actually, […]

Consumers in Cardiff stage homeopathic ‘overdose’

Consumer rights activists across Cardiff have today announced their intention to take a mass homeopathic ‘overdose’ next month, as part of a major global protest against the alternative remedies. Protesters in Cardiff will swallow entire bottles of homeopathic pills on February 5th 2011, in a bid to raise public awareness of the fact that homeopathic […]

Biology modules

So, I did two of my biology exams today. B1 exam was fantastic. It even had a question about a drug trial comparing simvastatin, pravastatin and placebo. As I read through it though, I noticed one possible flaw in the study – it was only single blind. Also, a flaw in the question – it […]

A Poem about Calcium Carbonate

As promised on Twitter, here is my calcium carbonate poem. This was not a task for English, but for chemistry instead. This might prove to some that I am not an airhead! Tums Calcium carbonate 500mgs Plus glucose, fruit flavours and a couple of Es. Packed into round tablets, they look quite a treat. Rolled […]

To Judge Judy

To introduce this post, I accused a commenter on the Bleachgate blogpost of being an ‘alternative medicine’ apologist in a private email. They posted this as a comment and emailed me back to say that I was confused about who hadn’t made their mind up about MMS. This was my response. I want to post […]

Rodial Ltd.

Today, I called Rodial Ltd. to ask if they had any scientific evidence for their product, Boob job. As you may know, Rodial have sued a prominent British plastic surgeon, Dalia Nield, for saying that it’s highly unlikely that the £125-a-bottle cream would increase breast size. You can read more on this here. This is another […]