more comment on folate

One of the reasons put forward for not adding folate to bread is the perception that this will lead to a rise in some forms of cancer (specifically, prostate & colo-rectal cancer). The Science Media Centre has posted a commentary from Dr Murray Skeaff, who’s the Professor of Human Nutrition down at Otago. He discusses […]

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oxygenate your brain!

I don’t often watch the TV news, but on Monday last week I didn’t feel like doing much else after work. Anyway, about 1/3 of the way through a story came on that had my critical radar twitching. It was effectively a puff piece about how employers were sending their workers on a course teaching […]

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permit me a small piece of pedantry

But I simply couldn’t resist this particular headline from the Royal Society’s news bulletin. (Not the RS’s doing, they simply select science-y headlines & send them round): Museum asks, what is greatest invention?  Science Museum in London choses the steam engine, the X-ray machine, the electric telegraph, the DNA double helix, Stephenson’s Rocket train, the Apollo 10 […]

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