The video below gives some good, common-sense advice on “germ-proofing” your kids. And even more amazing, it’s produced and narrated by microbiology scientists and it’s still interesting and engaging. It’s part of a pretty sizable collection of video instruction at the site called Microbe World, operated by the American Society for Microbiology.
I like its basic [...]
Pollen – Up close and personal
Allergy season is starting up. Springtime is when trees and some weeds start pollinating, spurring sneezing attacks. All this when we just got over cold and flu season.
During this time of year, we hear a lot about “antihistamines,” the ingredients in over-the-counter medications that dry up your runny nose [...]
Here we go again. New research showing how immune balance takes root and impacts lifelong health. We’ve got a lot of material on this blog about how exposure to dust, germs, allergens, etc. early in childhood can help “train” one’s immune system to respond proportionally and appropriately to pathogens that enter the body throughout the remainder [...]
I just returned from a two-day tour of dairy farms in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Besides observing more than 500 cows on 5 farms use new, state-of-the-art robotic milking systems, I also was able to reflect on a few thoughts about life on the farm and immune health.
I’ve been an allergy sufferer since childhood. Mine is classic hay fever and everything that [...]
We now are ending the cold and flu season. In tribute to this, I post a video from Procter and Gamble’s research and development scientists. As you’ll see in this 4-minute piece, the researchers discuss findings from a closely controlled study of severe cold symptoms. Their research concludes that all the miserable things people endure when [...]
I went to a very interesting conference yesterday: the annual meeting of the Iowa Wind Energy Association. Iowa has now surpassed California and is second only to Texas in total megawatts of power generated by wind. Currently, the United States gets 1% of its power from wind. The federal goal is to generate 20% from [...]