Category: Medicine & Science

The “inverse square law” has nothing to do with photography

Why has the «inverse square law» has nothing to do with photography? Actually, it has everything to do indeed, but it is often (always?) misquoted. The inverse square law is a law of physics that tells, basically, that the intensity

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Red hot chili pepper: good or bad for migraines?

To eat it or not to eat it, this is the problem When talking with friends affected by migraine, sooner or later the argument whether or not eating red hot chili pepper (that is capsaicin, its peppery substance) helps or

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Come rimuovere i pesticidi dagli ortaggi che compriamo?

Il problema Lavare le verdure a casa? Perché? Come? Belli erano quei tempi, vecchi, quando le verdure si lavavano soltanto per rimuovere germi! I germi potevano esser lì (cosa brutta) oppure (il più delle volte) no. Per certi versi, i

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Bere acqua minerale in bottiglie di plastica vuol dire volersi male

La sfiducia atavica degli Italiani nei confronti di ciò che è pubblico, combinata a una pigrizia conoscitiva ed a uno snobismo endemico a tavola, fa sì che bere acqua del rubinetto sia quasi sempre evitato a favore dell’acqua minerale comprata

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Ai primi segni di influenza o malattie simili…

Spesso l’influenza inizia con un mal di gola, a volte con il naso che cola. Inizia a prendere l’aspirina subito e continua fino a sintomi passati. L’aspirina è poco dannosa (basta che tu abbia cura dello stomaco e la assuma

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Advice for eczema and atopic dermatitis

I photographed this with my Sony NEX-5 and a tilted (via Lensbaby) Zenzanon PS lens. Two different brands, present in the British market for skin care products, adopt colour branding extremely similar (red, blue and white) and even similarly shaped bottles: they are Eucerin and E45. This photograph, taken in my home, shows four product, with and without box: E45 Itch Relief skin cream, Eucerin lotion, E45 shampoo, E45 Shower.

Skin creams for eczemas and generally dry skin, it is generally accepted, must have as fewer substances as possible in order to reduce reactions and interactions that are not the main function that is sought: moisturising. Perfumes, colorants, preservatives are

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