When you see a person wearing a mask at an airport, why are they doing it? Should you be wearing one? Some look like simple surgical masks, and others look fancy. Which is better? To begin with, let’s separate masks from respirators. Masks provide more protection for the non-user than the user unless you are Continue Reading
Which are you? Are you right or left-handed? What about your DNA? That’s right, your DNA has handedness or what chemists call chirality. Unlike human populations which has a mix of right and left-handedness, all DNA, and most molecules made in nature do not present as mixtures. Understanding chirality explains essential aspects of both drugs Continue Reading
Despite the importance, understanding the US government agencies related to public health challenges all that attempt it. It turns into alphabet soup rather quickly. Hopefully, we can shed some light on the topic, and clear up any confusion. For efficiency, the federal government partitions itself into multiple departments arranged in a hierarchy.
Many people take for granted the safety and wholesomeness of the foods we eat and the drugs we depend on. It hasn’t always been this way. Before 1938, there was no way you could be certain that what was advertised on the label was actually in the container. Worse yet, there was no telling what Continue Reading
Why do we date? Well, simply because we do not wish to be alone. In fact, much of our daily behavior could be attributed to pursuing the company of others. And not just because we are a social species, every species wishes to be with another of its kind, whether that be for a reason, Continue Reading