Genetic manipulation – a bad idea, according to many scientists, could be beneficial. What does this latest discovery by He Jiankui mean for science?
Many think that “New is better.” In technology, such thinking often proves true. But is it always the case? No. Consider pharmacology. New drugs promise improved health, a better quality of life. Yet negative side effects, some not having had sufficient time to surface, may discourage a medication’s use, perhaps even warranting its removal from […]
Among blood-sucking insects, the bed bug has not been accused of being a vector of disease – transmitting disease to human hosts. Why is that so?
In the cult movie, Reefer Madness, we witness teenagers lured to smoke marijuana – the teens then ultimately become paranoid and delusional as a result. Is this an accurate portrayal of the effects of marijuana – and are there any mitigating benefits of this drug? Marijuana & Science: Positives and Negatives Contrary to popular opinion, […]
Potassium Bromate – a wheat flour additive that is linked to cancer – still exists in some baked goods. Why is this chemical a problem?
Hospital stays for depression can be lengthy. Ketamine, a new way to treat depression, could shorten triage time for depression.
The Zika virus has been linked with Guillain-Barre Syndrome and birth defects, but does not cause these problems in Africa or Asia. What’s changed?
Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM, is becoming more familiar, and acceptable, to the Western Medicine culture of evidence-based and research-based treatment.
SSRI use in particular, and antidepressants in general, result in a significantly higher risk of autism for babies when pregnant moms use these medications.
What causes sneezes and serial sneezes? Can you stop a sneeze – and should you? Learn all about the science of sternutation and what it means to you.