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Checkpoint: Forensic toxicologist warns saliva testing has pitfalls

Peter Griffin posted in on December 22nd, 2010.

A forensic toxicologist talks on Checkpoint about the problems inherent in saliva testing for driving under the influence of drugs. Calls are increasing for random testing for drivers, but saliva testing does not work for all drugs. The full piece can be heard here.

NZ Herald: Study looks at why mum’s kiss is good for baby

Peter Griffin posted in on June 18th, 2010.

Eileen Goodwin writes in the New Zealand Herald about a New Zealand-based study which hopes to find out whether a mother’s saliva (shared with her baby through kisses) can benefit her baby. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The University of Otago study aims to determine if newborns can receive, and establish, good bacteria that […]

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