Sugar Pills For Dogs


If my patients could talk there’s just one thing I wish they’d mentioned to me sooner…there is a placebo effect in animals. The placebo effect is any effect a treatment has that is not due to its medical properties. For example a person who takes a sugar pill and is told it is a new […]

Firework Fun Police


My other half has an affectionate nickname for me; he calls me the Duchess of Doom. I think this might be due to my generally sunny outlook on life. Given my doom loving credentials I thought I would examine the more negative side of fireworks in the scientific literature, which amazingly extends well beyond firework […]