Friday, 8 January 2016

More on needle-free vaccinations

Article in the Conversation details latest in the arsenal of needle free vaccinations including nasal sprays, edible vaccines and Professor Mark Kendall's nanopatch.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Simply Healthy

An article in the Times of India on simple things that improve your health such as walking for 2 minutes throughout the day. Great stuff!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Dangers of Genetically Modified Food

A scientific article about genetically modified food makes an interesting read. The author, Dr Emmanuel Mutyaba is a lecturer in ethics at Uganda Martyrs University and has written other articles about foreign aid to Africa and the implication of being environmentally conscious as urged by the Church.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

WHO Says No To Meat

The World Health Organisation has concluded recently that processed meat and red meat are carcinogenic. This has caused a furore in the meat industry and ridicule from the conservative right here in Australia. I have always been a supporter of a plant based diet as being better for us all and for the environment. A previous article on this blog describes the effects of farming and harvesting meat on the planet very well.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Cure for Asthma?

Queensland researchers have done it again with a new discovery on a possible cure for asthma. Human trials begin in July so if you live in Brisbane and are aged between 18 and 65 and have the condition you might like to give them a call on 1800 257 179. Or email them - just check out the link.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

New Smartphone app for cough

The University of Queensland is developing a new smartphone app that will help doctors and patients alike with cough diagnosis and treatment. It could potentially save lives in conditions such as pneumonia and whooping cough. Conversely it may help reduce the use of unnecessary antibiotics for more benign conditions. The company has been listed on the stock market too and the app is due out in 2016.

Malaria vaccine for Africa

GSK has developed a vaccine against malaria that has been approved for rolling out in Africa. Sounds good but I don't think the search is over as it is only 27-46% effective. Come on scientists, you can do better!