Tagged: Allergy

TOSP Episode 6: October 17th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 17, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Featuring yetis, flashing bacteria, space!, brownian motion twists, That’s What She Said, better traffic control (hint: drive slower), nanotech _helping_ cell growth, wired petri dishes, vaccination, whale fall, NZ’s freshwater, and various fabulous eventry! This week, aimee and Elf could happily have talked for hours, [...] … Read More

Why I have a platinum wedding ring - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 09, 2010

It’s not because I specifically wanted one. I have a nickel allergy that makes me sensitive to pretty much everything else. Apparently an estimated 65 million other Europeans are also sensitive to nickel. A recent paper* in Nature Immunology has found the culprit: Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4. The TLR family of proteins play an important role in … Read More

The Pen is Mightier Than the Jab - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Dec 14, 2009

Pharmac is almost universally hated by GPs. The incomprehensible funding decisions. The endless “special authorities” designed only to stop you prescribing a drug. The sudden unexpected loss of control of a patient’s disease because of a change to a cheaper brand. The dwindling choice of drugs which becomes horribly apparent when you try to prescribe [...] Related posts: … Read More