Monthly Archives: May 2007

Join the Mile High Club, Cure Jet Lag

Viagra could be the cure mile-high clubbers have been waiting for. Apparently, not only can the drug help men keep up appearances at any altitude, new research could lead to its extension to other areas of medicine, such as the …

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Bioethanol Boom or Bust

Bioethanol, or strictly speaking cellulose-derived ethanol is fast becoming the front-runner in efforts to reduce our reliance on oil. There are problems associated with its production, not least issues of water supply and the environmental impact. The high production cost …

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Baby Boomers Should Choose Baby Aspirin

A daily dose of aspirin could save you from a heart attack or stroke, but almost a quarter of a million Americans could be hospitalized each year because of gastric bleeding – a complications of taking the drug. A study …

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Cocaine in a can

Despite appearances, anyone hoping to get some kind of a buzz from a soft drink marketed as “Speed in a Can,” “Liquid Cocaine” and “Cocaine – Instant Rush”, will get nothing more than a potentially harmful spiking of their blood …

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Killer Shellfish – Domoic Acid

Domoic acid, a toxin produced by algae that can infest shellfish, is to blame for the recent spate of deaths from seafood poisoning, according to reports. The California Department of Health Services has detected elevated levels of domoic acid in …

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