Ambiguity over alternative medicine funding in Wales

On the 1st of December 2010, I sent Freedom of Information Act requests to all seven of the Local Health Boards in Wales; Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Cwm Taf Local Health Board Aneurin Bevan Local Health Board Hywel Dda Local Health Board Powys Teaching Local Health Board Betsi Cadwaladr Local Health Board Abertawe […]

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 […]

RodialĀ 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 Ā£125-a-bottle cream would increase breast size. You can read more on thisĀ here. This is another […]