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Patches for Vaccines

From the BBC: The nanopatch overcomes some of the more obvious disadvantages of syringe-given vaccines such as needle phobia and the possibility of contamination caused by dirty needles. But there are other reasons why the method could be transformative, said the professor. Thousands of tiny projections in the patch release the vaccine, which is applied […]

The Body of Christ in the Convenience of a Pill

Well, maybe not the body of Christ, exactly… South Korea says it will increase customs inspections targeting capsules containing powdered human flesh.


What else can I say? The World Health Organisation says that tobacco kills more people than Aids, legal drugs, illegal drugs, road accidents, murder and suicide combined. It estimates that of the more than six billion people alive today, half a billion will eventually be killed by tobacco.