Subscribe to the OSS Weekly Newsletter!

Register for the OSS 25th Anniversary Event

No Need to Shave the World: Why Your Beard Is Not a Problem in the Age of COVID

3 Apr 2020

In 1843 a letter to the editor entitled “The growth of the beard medically considered” published in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal argued that beards were medicinally beneficial, and that ...

Today's Reality Requires Superheroes

27 Mar 2020

For the past few weeks, I feel as if we have been living in a comic book. A dark cloud of impending doom slowly encroaching upon our North American cities, as we look out into the world watching...

Should you let a dog lick your hand if you used hand sanitizer?

27 Mar 2020

There is a “warning” making the rounds that hand sanitizer “has the same ingredients as antifreeze” and that you should not let dogs lick your hands. This warning is based on chemical ignorance....

What Does It Mean When a Vaccine Contains an Inactivated Virus?

27 Mar 2020

A vaccine contains an attenuated or inactivated microorganism (or part of one) so that your immune system can prepare itself for an eventual infection. The content of the vaccine must be...

Quercetin - To Take or Not to Take?

25 Mar 2020

The quercetin compound occurs widely in nature, found in berries, fruits, grains, and vegetables. Onions and kale are particularly rich. Quercetin is a “polyphenol” and belongs to the “flavonoid”...

Pages

Back to top