I may come to regret the title of this post given the chemophobia and fear surrounding fluoride and water fluoridation, but recent research suggests that fluoride may help prevent bacteria from causing cavities by creating a […]
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and also Hepatitis Awareness Month. Coincidentally, Asian Americans are at great risk for hepatitis B, yet have the lowest rates of screening and vaccination. […]
When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law in March of 2010, many immigration advocates were disappointed that the bill left undocumented immigrants out in the cold. While the […]
Cross-posted at PLOS Public Health Perspectives. In hindsight, shoving my hand into a narrow drinking glass wasn’t such a good idea. I learned this the hard way a few years […]
Ethnicity and the Genetics of Glaucoma
More details on the genetics behind dengue-fighting GMosquitos and how Wolbachia bacteria are particularly good at “invading” insect populations.
As some of you probably know by now, this week I’ve joined a talented team of writers over at the PLOS Public Health Blog. I’m excited for this opportunity to […]
Prop37 makes the case that consumers have a right to know if their foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Voters also have a right to accurate science behind GMOs.
It seems like every week the news runs a story, based on some new study, that either touts the health benefits or demonizes the hazards of a particular food. One […]
If you’re like me and millions of other Americans you’ve spent this spring being an itchy, sneezing, mucous-y mess. In this week’s Worldwide Wednesday I’m talking about allergies– the immune […]