If a doctor has prescribed you generic medication, don’t worry: generic drugs are very common. Eighty percent of prescription drugs dispensed in the United States are … Continue reading Are Generics as Effective as Brand Name Drugs?
Most commercially sold honey in the United States contains a label warning consumers not to feed honey to infants less than one year of age. This … Continue reading Why can’t Infants Eat Honey?
When compared to other animal newborns, human infants are born underdeveloped. Human babies cannot walk, feed themselves, or support their own heads. Infants also lack another … Continue reading Why don’t Babies Shiver?
Infants born in America in the early 20th century could not expect to live very long. In 1900, the life expectancy at birth in the U.S. … Continue reading What is Death from “Natural Causes?”
We know that elephants never forget, but researchers know that they rarely get cancer either. Understanding why elephants are so cancer-resistant may inform future cancer therapeutics … Continue reading Why Elephants don’t get Cancer
It’s a new year, and a new opportunity for breakthrough ideas, technologies, policies, and social opinions to revolutionize how we understand and control disease. That in … Continue reading Happy New Year from Contagion!
Patients with narcolepsy often have trouble staying awake, including on the road. Are motorists with sleeping disorders a danger to everyone else? What is narcolepsy? According … Continue reading Narcolepsy and Driving