I managed to avoid Covid-19 all this time, but on Monday afternoon I started to come down with what I thought was a bad cold. The first few hours on Monday evening were the worst, with a dull headache, shakes, coughing, fever and tiredness forcing me to bed early. I […]
Memories of the now
I started writing about what’s happening with Covid-19 on St. Patrick’s Day this year and I said I was writing for future me. While it’s impossible to capture everything I see and experience this post my cousin shared on Facebook (author unknown) covers most of the major events of the […]
Mama, I just killed a manI didn’t stay inside in bedI walked past him, now he’s dead. I don’t wanna dieI sometimes wish I never went out at all. Thanks Paolo.
The new normal
A month is a long time, an advert on the February 27th Naked Scientists podcast was run by the Local Enterprise Office here in Ireland for “Local Enterprise Week” at the beginning of March to “help local business grow in 2020”. I wonder will people become wary of meeting others […]
Making Plans for the Weekend
You’ve probably seen this one already: Or it might look like this: I was going to write a post featuring that image because Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced yesterday that everyone in the Republic of Ireland must stay at home with very few exceptions in an attempt to stop COVID-19. There’s […]
The facts of food
Alternative facts have long existed in the world of food. When you create a powerful enough fiction, you are no longer bound by the need for evidence, for fact checking, for responsibility and a concern for the safety of the vulnerable. The people peddling the candida myth have discovered that […]
The Weird Reason We Think Vitamins Are Good For Us
“No one needs to load up on cats” 🙂
I always thought flossing was good for my teeth
This SBM article leads me to question the idea that flossing my teeth helps to prevent dental cavities and gum disease. It’s more complicated than that. Done “by professionals” it can reduce dental caries (tooth decay) but if you’re not flossing at least five times a week there’s little benefit […]
Why the hell is sitting so bad for us?
The numbers are scary. Sitting really seems to be bad if the observational studies and meta analysis studies are to be believed. Sitting for lengthy periods of time contributes to all sorts of nasty diseases like cancers and heart disease. It’s a wonder I’ve reached this age at all! It […]
Why Is Fluoride Good for Teeth?
It’s well known that fluoride is good for teeth, that it stops or slows down tooth decay. How does it do that? This video explains the process by which fluorapatite is formed and remineralises the teeth. For a more detailed look, there’s also this technical article I found that’s worth […]