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Antivenins for Snake Bites

20 Mar 2017

To make an antivenin, small doses of poison are injected into horses or goats.  The amount of toxin is not enough to kill the animal but is enough to trigger the production of antibodies.  These...

What is Rooibos tea?

20 Mar 2017

I had a feeling that doing a PubMed search for Dr. Annique Theron would not yield much.  In fact it yielded zero results.  I can’t even find a biography of Dr.

Allergies: A Consequence of a Hygiene-Obsessed Society

20 Mar 2017

As our hygiene and cleanliness improves it seems we become more susceptible to allergies. It's as if our immune system is yearning for action, but having no enemies in the form of infectious agents...

Peanut Allergies

20 Mar 2017

Peanut allergies in the western world are increasing. There is no doubt about that. But there is plenty of doubt about why this is happening. Is it because children are more likely to be exposed to...

What are the Pros and Cons of Eating Carrots?

20 Mar 2017

It has been said that eating a couple of carrots a day is like signing a health insurance policy. There are clear benefits to carrot consumption but let's deal first with the rare problems that can...


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