Histamines, antihistamines, the placebo effect and Victorian mosquito plague

Thursday, 10 November 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am
Mosquito numbers are up this year in Southern Australia

Ever wondered what histamines are, and why some people are anti-histamine? Stu finds out why histamines are actually important and why stopping them permanently might be a bad idea. 

Chris looks at a new review questioning the very existence of the placebo effect.

And Claire discovers that South Eastern Australia is undergoing a mosquito plague of biblical proportions, and wonders if it's a bad thing or not.  

Lost in Science team
Thursday 8:30am to 9:00am
Entertaining news and discussion about research that has impact on society and providing a wide range of science and technology news. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

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Chris Lassig, Stuart Burns, Claire Farrugia and Manisha Bhardwaj.

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