Quick, what looks like polio, can be mistaken for polio, but gets almost zero press? Why, it’s AFM, or acute flaccid myelitis. Briefly, children coming down with a stomach bug can become paralyzed. Yep, paralyzed. So why aren’t we more upset? Because public health officials tell us it’s very rare. How rare? We’re not sure, …
Do you remember the leafy greens ban back in January, or the romaine ban that happened back in April? No? What's different?
A quiet revolution in how we understand the gut has happened since we have been able to map the full diversity of the bugs that live inside us. One recent finding reported in the New York Times is that, while we don't digest artificial sweeteners, our gut bugs can. Great, we might think. Calories for …
Here's the question: if something is amazingly successful, why does it need to saturate the airwaves with advertising? That's the problem with the Outback Vision Protocol, which was first sent to me by a patient. The extremely long infomercial-style presentation promised me that two marvelous supplements would cure very serious vision problems. My hearty presenter …
As we get busier lives, the push to intensify exercise feels seductive. Maximize performance, minimize time. Isn't that the modern mantra?
Now we've got something that combines the puritanical Jamestown with pioneer Daniel Boone's canyons. Maybe our ancestors really are spinning over in their graves?
What if we got to opt in to become zombies of our own free will?
Asking your partner if they've had Zika isn't enough, because the CDC confirmed today that Zika can be passed by symptomless partners.
We know that both saliva and urine contain the virus, but we aren't sure if they are infectious.
From my research, detailed in the short book I just published, it is clear that microcephaly is a cross-reaction between two viruses.