Caffeine part 3: Parkinson’s… and meth?

Caffeine part 3: Parkinson’s… and meth?

So in our previous caffeine articles, I went into detail on how caffeine works. Here and here are the first two posts. Today I will talk about how caffeine should not be taken with meth. A (not so) Fun fact: An extremely popular drug combo of Meth and Caffeine, called Ya-Ba, is prominent in Southeast Asia.  It, originally, was given to horses to provide them with a crippling addiction to meth, but also to help them when they were pulling…

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Vitamin C Part 3: Linus Pauling and the Kidney Stone

Vitamin C Part 3: Linus Pauling and the Kidney Stone

We have come to our conclusion for Vitamin C! So exciting! Weeeeee If you haven’t checked out the other parts, check them out here and here. Let’s begin with another fun fact on Vitamin C!  #funfactswithfettuccine   So, something interesting is that the quite a few animals synthesize enough Vitamin C within themselves.  Humans and a select few other animals are the only ones unable to produce Vitamin C within their bodies. This is because we lack a specific enzyme within…

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Vitamin C Part 2: Ain’t no party like a Vitamin C party

Vitamin C Part 2: Ain’t no party like a Vitamin C party

So I bet you all are wondering “Fettuccine, why are you writing about this? Why Vitamin C? Why don’t you write about more exciting stuff like diseases, French bulldogs or on-fire pandas?” Well, imaginary conversation… I uh… If you haven’t read the first part, here it is! In this post, I’m going to go ahead and explain how this wonderful little vitamin works in our bodies. Vitamin C is a water-soluble essential vitamin that requires regular intake to avoid deficiency.  Also…

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Vitamin C Part 1: Vitamin Sea

Vitamin C Part 1: Vitamin Sea

Arrr, scurvy, the plague O me ship. But, AVAST ye scurvy dogs. Vitamin C!  It be the anti-scurvy vitamin. Aye, me hartys! Me life was spared, to continue pillagin ‘n plunderin.  Davy Jones locker be not havin’ this ol’ salty sea-dog. Aye, yarr, and a yo-ho. Ahem. Anyway, I wanted to do this entire article in pirate-speak, but I decided against it.  If people want me to do an entire article in pirate-speak, however, then I totally will. I spent…

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Diseases that sound made up Part 1: Stoneman disease

Diseases that sound made up Part 1: Stoneman disease

What in the hell is that love-craftian nightmare of an image!? Glad you asked, figment of my imagination!  This is from an extremely rare disease, affectionately known as “Stoneman” syndrome.  The much more scientific name is a bit of a mouthful, it’s fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva. Now, this disease is a tad terrifying.  You know how when you get an injury, to any kind of tissue within your body, your body will do its best to repair itself.  Let’s say you…

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