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Snake venom as a pain killer…really!

The poison that’s good for you (maybe) • This might make you smile • The weirdest pain relief remedy ever? • Britain’s hidden epidemic The other day I went to my local chemist’s. I asked a woman standing by the counter if she had anything which would kill the coronavirus. “Ammonia cleaner,” she replied. “Oh, I’m sorry,” I said, “I thought you worked here.” BOOM BOOM! Or “LOL” as the kids say. That was a joke sent to me last…
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Red Wine: Is it good for you or not?

Red Wine: Love it or hate it you can’t ignore this research   Maybe your red wine coping mechanism isn’t so bad after all There are real scientific reasons to have a guilt free tipple If wine isn’t for you… what about chocolate instead? We all need a bit of cheering up at the moment don’t we? Maybe you are feeling a tad guilty about reaching for the alcohol bottles to help you cope with the worry and concern over…
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How the moon affects your health

Nonsense or truth? What do you think? Feeling uneasy? Here’s a weird reason why  Can the moon really be used as a tool for living a better life  No offence, but here’s why we’re all lunatics Did you see the moon last night? It was what is known as a ‘waning last quarter’ moon. This usually appears a week after a full moon. According to ‘moon mentor’ Kirsty Gallagher, author of Lunar Living: Working with the Magic of the Moon…
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How to improve your memory

How will you avoid your next embarrassing social gaff? • We all get a little forgetful as we age – that’s normal isn’t it? • Discover which ten symptoms indicate a serious memory problem • Here’s how to improve your memory Just occasionally I forget someone’s name, a significant date, or even why I went to the shops in the first place. This bit of absent mindedness isn’t unusual – how many times does that happen to you, and is…
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When lockdown cleaning is unhealthy

The weirdest, most dangerous health advice ever?  An unexpected side effect of the pandemic – the hidden health danger of being indoors  Why a major cause of allergies is closer to home than you think I’ve witnessed a lot of international health news stories in my time. They can be surprising, strange, inspiring or shocking. But Donald Trump’s suggestion on the 24th of April that people might benefit from injecting detergent as a coronavirus cure wins the record for being…
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Why the mainstream media have missed a trick here

This guy’s corona plan really flopped  But why didn’t the Metro point out the really stupid thing about this story?  Another example of mainstream media making things worse Life is moving a lot slower than usual… Back in mid-March I wrote about panic-buying hand sanitiser. Seems like an AGE ago now… like a bygone era before the lockdown happened… when you could have a pint or coffee with a friend and just “nip to the shops” to get things you…
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