Shingles is a painful and potentially dangerous disease that typically affects older individuals. So why did I get it in my early 40's? Here, we outline shingles, what causes the disease, the vaccine that prevents it, and why it sucks.
Author: Layla Katiraee
A Beef-Loving SciMom’s Guide to Eating Less Meat
Why is there such push back against dietary changes to support climate change? Read how a self-described beef-lover took a closer look at the climate impact of beef — and started eating a little less meat each week.
Ask SciMoms: At what age is it safe to use deodorants?
This post explores deodorant safety and the age at which children can use deodorants.
Ask SciMoms: Should my baby get the Vitamin K shot at birth?
The vitamin K shot is given at birth to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding or VKDB. This post explores the safety of the shot, its importance, and the risk of alternatives
Meningitis, meningococcal disease, and vaccines
We examine bacterial meningitis and meningococcal disease, and which vaccines can prevent various causes of meningitis.
Ask SciMoms: What is the COVID lab-release theory? What should I do?
In this post, the SciMoms answer questions about the COVID lab-release theory, the origins of COVID, and how these questions impact us.
Dealing with COVID Reopening Anxiety
As COVID numbers decline and people make their ways back to the workplace, many may experience reopening anxiety. This post offers suggestions on how to navigate anxiety.
Are canned or frozen produce as nutritious as fresh?
Are canned or frozen fruits and vegetables as nutritious as fresh? How are they produced? How long can they be kept? Is the BPA lining safe? This post explores these questions and many more.
Ask SciMoms: Do Cold Remedies Work?
Do these cold remedies really work? Are they safe? This post reviews remedies including elderberry syrup, honey, and vitamin D, as well as over-the-counter drugs.
Ask SciMoms: can I drink coffee while breastfeeding?
Is it safe to drink coffee while breastfeeding? If so, how much coffee can you drink? This post explores these questions.