BOOK REVIEW: The Hungry Brain by Dr Stephan Guyenet

The Hungry Brain

Since the 1970s there has been an alarming global increase in levels of body fat, to the point where over 60% of adults in The United Kingdom and United States are overweight or obese. This obesity pandemic, along with its associated risks of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, liver disease and cancer represents the great public […]

Not just for laughs: Nitrous Oxide (N2O) may have a role in the prevention of PTSD-like symptoms

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) was discovered by Joseph Priestly in 1772 and championed as a surgical analgesic by Humphry Davy, founder of the Royal Institution.  Despite a long and illustrious history in anaesthesiology and analgesia, its primary exposure in the public eye over the past decade has been with regard to highly politicised negative consequences of its recreational use.