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Table salt, kosher salt, sea salt, Himalayan salt. Which one should I buy?

22 Oct 2020

Salt was the first seasoning used by our ancestors. They got it by evaporating seawater, or by mining it. The origin of salt deposits in the ground can also be traced back to oceans which no longer...

Regeneron’s Antibody Cocktail Wants to Join the Immunotherapy Revolution

16 Oct 2020

The name “Regeneron” has been in the news lately because their antibody cocktail was administered to Donald Trump when he was diagnosed with COVID-19, and there is hope that this experimental...

How Long Does the COVID Virus Live on Surfaces?

16 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Tips for Better Thinking: The Pull of the New

14 Oct 2020

After leaving the Walter Reed Medical Center where he was treated for COVID-19, Trump told the American public, “We have the best medicines in the world and they’re [sic] all happened very shortly....

Dexamethasone - A Triumph of Chemistry and Biotechnology

9 Oct 2020

Whenever the “leader of the free world” has a health issue, the media explodes with a mix of facts and conjecture. President Trump’s bout with COVID-19 has focused attention on the treatments he...

Does Eye Protection Help Avoid COVID-19?

9 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

New Study is no Reason to Stop Wearing Masks

2 Oct 2020

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

Ricin Emerges From the Shadows Again

23 Sep 2020

Ricin is in the news because this potentially potent poison was supposedly detected in a letter addressed to President Trump. For me, this brings back memories of my last visit to London when I...

Which Sweden Do You Want to Believe In?

18 Sep 2020

The measures taken by Sweden to curb the COVID-19 pandemic have polarized the media. Sweden, it seems, is like the elephant being examined by the blind men. There is so much to appraise that we can...

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