Durian’s Anti-Cavity Potential, & Other News of Note

A Durian a Day Keeps Caries Away, Research from Asia Suggests (Dental Tribune International) A sugary gel found on the thorn-covered husks of the Durian fruit is currently under observation by researchers for its potential to work as a mouth disinfectant. Students from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Chulalongkorn in Bangkok, Thailand, …

A Symptom Isn’t an Illness: Fever

One of the most common misconceptions about health and illness – one that even doctors and scientists can have at times – is that suppressing symptoms is the same thing as curing an illness. Indeed, it seems obvious that when symptoms are gone, the illness is gone. So we put our efforts into quashing symptoms, …