Gonorrhea is on the rise and has become a super bug. Join Colleen and Philippa as they uncover the clap.
This week Colleen and Philippa dive into the world of parasites, four parasites in particular, tapeworm, asacaris, bot fly and hook worm.
This episode learn all about rabies, including what the symptoms are, treatments through the ages, the Milwaukee Protocol, and more as Colleen and Philippa delve into this fascinating subject.
Hosts Colleen and Philippa are back after a short break and in this episode they talk about the unusual and curious history of the lobotomy.
Mummy Fearest, delves into two recent stories of Munchausen by Proxy. We look at what Munchausen by Proxy is and…
This week Colleen and Philippa discuss scurvy, described by 17th century explorer and pirate Sir Richard as ‘the plague of the Sea, and the Spoyle of Mariners.’ Scurvy was responsible for more deaths during this time than any conflict (and there were lots of conflicts). The symptoms of scurvy are not pretty and you can hear all about them.
Learn about what happens when a person is struck by lightning and the different types of ways lightning can strike. The incidence of surviving a lightning strike is more common than you probably realise and numerous people have been struck more than once.
Learn what brought about Mad Cows, how it passed from cows to humans, and how the variant differs from the non-variant disease. Creutzfeldt–Jakob Disease is a prion disease and you will hear about some other little known prion diseases including the zombie deer disease and a disease which kills you by stopping you from ever sleeping, also learn about the Fore tribe of PNG who used to carry out funerary cannibalism as a part of their burial rituals.
Join them and learn about some little known historical facts in the very interesting history of childbirth: the etymology of the word gossip, and the practise of women in labour baking a cake called a groaning cake. Find out about the royals and their very claustrophobic pre-birth confinement, and then crowded public births. Learn more about cryptic pregnancies and hear a story of fake pregnancy which goes so wrong. Discover what you can do with a placenta.
Hear about the most famous and devastating plague outbreak, the Black Death and hear two arguments regarding its nomenclature. Discover how plague was used as a biological weapon and find out about how that stands today. If you thought plague was a thing of the past, you’ll learn about the state of plague today and the 2017 outbreak in Madagascar