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Why Does Airplane Food Taste So Bad?

Did you know that there are 50-100 taste receptor cells in each of our 10,000 taste buds?  Each receptor has a tiny hair that supplies chemical feedback from the food that you eat.  Each receptor hair can send messages to your brain to alert you to the specific taste of your food.  These are your […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education

Baby Day 2018: First Aid for Babies and Toddlers

Baby Day is the one day on the calendar when parents around the world can celebrate all of the great things about having a newborn baby in the family. It’s also an opportunity to start thinking about other issues affecting families with young children, with an emphasis on what we can all do to make […]

By 3B Scientific | Medical Simulation

First Aid – What Should Be Left to the Professionals?

If you’re not medically trained, would you know what to do in an emergency first aid situation? What about if you’re first on the scene of a car accident, or when someone has a heart attack and needs urgent medical intervention to save their life? One of the main barriers to giving prompt attention to […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

Anorexia Isn’t Always About Teenage Girls

Adult Onset Anorexia Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are conditions which instantly bring to mind the stereotype of a teenager, usually a girl, who is struggling with multiple issues. We all know that eating disorders, and especially anorexia, have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and there are an estimated 30 […]

By Joanna | Health . Medical Education

How well do you know your brain?

As you’re sat reading this, over a billion brain cells are ready to act on your every need and whim.  The average human brain weighs about 3 pounds, which is more than the weight of all of your skin put together.  Brains are made up of around 75% water and contain over 100,000 miles of […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

How Will Humans Evolve During the Anthropocene?

Have you heard of the Anthropocene? It’s a relatively new term, but one which is rapidly becoming commonplace in scientific and geology arenas. Until recently, geologists had labelled that the current geological era, which we are currently in, as the Holocene (the period since the last Ice Age). But there are increasing calls for a new name to […]

By Joanna | Education

Will The Sugar Tax Help Reduce Obesity Levels?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in March that he would be taxing the soft drinks industry. Although the move had public support and celebrity backing from the likes of world famous Chef Jamie Oliver, there was more scepticism from the scientific community, which is less easy […]

By Joanna | Fitness . Health

Is Sugar The Demon In Our Diet?

A few years ago we were all being told to cut out the carbs from our diet, and before that, fat was the big enemy. The latest shift in focus appears to have cast sugar as the food group to be avoided at all cost. Public Health England launched a “sugar smart app” at the […]

By Joanna | Health