Stinky feet? Bamboo socks I tell yer

I was recently traveling in the UK. I travel light so as to make ridiculously tight deadlines - even stopping for my luggage could best laid plans lay waste.  I decided this was a good opportunity to test out the relative stink-index of two kinds of socks - cotton and bamboo.  So, I undertook a double blind randomised comparison.  In the morning, I … [Read more...]

The Inaugural Body in Mind Riddle Competition

See if you can solve this riddle.  A picture, they say, tells a thousand words. This one doesn't tell that many but if you can work out what it is saying, we will give you are prize.... The hint: We are starting a series of new experiments, each item in this picture contributes to a description of what the experiment is about.  There are … [Read more...]

Piano stairs make exercise fun

Dr Iain Beith, a lovely fellow with a penchant for the good things (I mean the really good things, not the reasonably good things like fine wines and live theatre), sent us this and it is absolutely magnifico!  There is little one can add by describing it so you should just watch it.  Suffice to say - shouldn't we be replicating this in all the … [Read more...]

Dr House tries the mirror box therapy

If only it was always this easy!  Actually, if only it was EVER this easy.  Still, there is nothing like an unorthodox approach to patient-clinician relationships to convince a patient that the feeling they have of their hand is absolutely, 100%, totally, a construction of the brain... and it seems to have caused quite a stir - thanks to Jeisea for … [Read more...]