Will common infections become incurable? The rise of antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance is a term that captures the attention of the news. Phrases such as ‘last line of defence fails’ and ‘common infection kills’ are typical …
Is our food poisoning us?
A few weeks ago, I saw that a Melbourne man had become famous around the world for poisoning himself. Accidental or deliberate poisonings are not that …
Infertility and The Handmaid’s Tale: could it come true?
There are lots of movies and television shows that deal with the future of the human race and potential apocalypses. While many focus on the rise …
Murder and lead exposure
Crime is always a major focus for governments and communities. Whenever I hear about efforts to reduce crime it is about increasing police numbers and resources …