August 28, 2014



  • Disposable Gloves
    Ask the Experts

    Disposable Gloves

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Q: How much protection do disposable gloves provide at the deli counter and elsewhere?A: It depends on many factors. People often take plastic gloves as a sign that the wearer is meticulous about cleanliness. But that isn’t necessarily so. Dirty gloves are like dirty hands—bacteria and viruses can thrive in either locale.If the

  • Vaccine Phobia
    Be Well

    Vaccine Phobia

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    There is absolutely no scientific support for the notion that vaccines cause autism. But all sorts of unfounded rumors about vaccines abound, especially on the Internet. Don't believe the hype.

  • Chicken Soup: Cold Comfort?

    Chicken Soup: Cold Comfort?

    by Edward Blonz, M.S., Ph.d.

    There’s nothing like chicken soup for a bad cold. Its hot vapors may clear nasal passages, and any fluid is helpful for cold symptoms. Having a relative make the soup might enhance the effect. But some scientists have sought a more precise explanation.