Paracelsus' poison

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SelMet.

Toxic vitamins

While I have been distracted with other things, there have been a number of internet articles relating to toxicology that have come and gone, but are still interesting to talk about. There was an article…
methylimidazole.

Drinking Cola will not give you Cancer

I used to have in my lab a small jar of substance with this warning on the label: “Known to the State of California to cause cancer, handle with eye protection, gloves and respiratory apparatus” The identity…
Coffee cup.

Coffee, good today, bad tomorrow?

Two Fridays ago* I was interviewed on ABC radio about an article on the health effects of coffee that has been doing the rounds. The theme of the interview was how can ordinary people make sense of conflicting…
Perth.

Annular Solar Eclipse, May 10, 2013

On the morning of May 10, there will be an annular Solar eclipse. In an annular eclipse the Moon does not completely cover the Sun, and the Sun forms a thin ring around the Moon at maximum eclipse depth…
Homeopathy dilutions.

World Homoeopathy Awareness Week Has Passed

World Homoeopathy Awareness Week has just passed (10 April to 16 April), but I would still like to take this opportunity to make people aware that Homoeopathy is expensive placebo that has been failing…

Brainy Sports Supplements or Voodoo Pseudoscience

It’s very hard to miss that a certain Famous Sports Person has been accused of taking performance enhancing drugs (and is vigorously denying the accusation), splashed as it is throughout all the news media…
Coffee.

Caffeinated Bees

This being Easter and all I thought I would revisit a subject dear to all our hearts, chocolate. Or rather, that part of chocolate that we have a love hate relationship with, caffeine. Have you ever wondered…