A few months ago, I launched a mineral sunscreen in New Zealand that came out of my research lab and is manufactured at a facility that holds an FDA drug-manufacturing license. SPF test results and other information can be found here. Surprisingly, even given the high...

Some experts argue that the sunscreen we use to protect us might be doing more harm than help. Is this true? 

One of the biggest causes of both skin aging and skin cancer is sunburn, so anything we can do to prevent it the better. Having said that, there have been conce...

There was a report in New Zealand’s Consumer magazine that revealed that many sunscreens did not live up to their claims. One sunscreen that claimed an SPF of 30 ended up with an SPF of 6 on independent testing!

The Consumer report called for more regulation. However, e...

Using perfumes to lure killer cats


In 2003, there was a report about New York’s Bronx Zoo suggested that female cheetahs loved Calvin Klein’s male parfum, aptly named Obsession. The zoo staff experimented with other scents but it turned out that none could beat CK’s Ob...

This year I was invited to speak at Chatham House, and my talk was titled “Germs, Genes and Geography.” I spoke about how diets evolved and with it how new genes were expressed.

In researching for my latest book, The Genetics of Health, I was especially concerned at fal...

Check out my article in the Daily Express - UK.

WE ARE in the grip of an obesity epidemic. The latest figures show that two-thirds of the UK population is either overweight or obese, making Britain one of the fattest nations in Europe. Click here

Thou hast stolen both mine office and my name; The one ne'er got me credit, the other mickle blame~ William Shakespeare

At my skin clinic, since 1996 we have offered skin cancer checks. We never bothered with government grants or billing insurers. It was a community ser...

Research is progressing nicely, although because we are in New Zealand and the regulatory bodies and our research labs are in America, it has taken longer than usual and we expect to launch in early 2018. Meanwhile, The Times of London ran a big piece on sunscreens and...

The other day there was a report in the news that said that coffee was very good for you. Equally, other reports suggest that coffee can increase the risk of heart disease. So what is the truth?

We know that coffee is the most widely used drug in the world.

The main acti...

Mapping Moles and Melanomas: Do Melanomas Mostly Arise in Moles?

Moles are not full stops
Nor commas
They may lie
But sometimes they tell the truth
Naevus interruptus

~ From the poem “Moles” (“De Natura Melanoma”: poems by Sharad P. Paul, Middle Island Press 2015)


Everyw...

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