medicine

How To Trick A Toddler Into Taking Medicine

How To Trick A Toddler Into Taking Medicine

Toddlers and medicine aren’t always the best match. They’re sick or they’re teething and you know some medicine will help, but they’re not having it, and logic isn’t getting you anywhere. Parents have developed a few different tricks over the years to deal with the problem (give ‘em a chaser! dip a…

Chloroquine Is Not A Ready-To-Go Wonder Drug For COVID-19

Chloroquine Is Not A Ready-To-Go Wonder Drug For COVID-19

Chloroquine is a drug used to treat malaria and other conditions, and the President tweeted recently that it should “be put in use IMMEDIATELY” to treat COVID-19. Unfortunately that’s not how experts feel about it, so please for the love of god do not ask your doctor friend to sneak…

Should You Panic About ‘Parasitic Eye Worms’ Or Face Flies?

Should You Panic About ‘Parasitic Eye Worms’ Or Face Flies?

My second-worst experience thinking about insects in my eyes was a real-life encounter, when I jogged face-first into a cloud of gnats while running on a trail. I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was something still in my eye, and hours later I finally extracted a dead(?) gnat from…