Author Archives: ScienceScribes

Shoring your immunity: a multipronged approach

For the first 30 years of my life, I thought my immune system was pretty awesome. I would fall sick 1-2 times a year, and the infection with fever and malaise would last maybe 3-4 days. Not too shabby, right? … Continue reading

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How “healthy” are you?

A few weeks ago, somebody close to a family member of mine suffered a massive heart attack. He was Indian, in his fifties, was extremely health conscious, exercised regularly, and for all intents and purposes, appeared absolutely healthy prior to … Continue reading

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DHA and infant sleep

As a new mom belonging to a very active Facebook parenting group, I have sat in on many, many discussions on that Holy Grail of topics: How to Make Your Child Sleep through the Night. I have subsequently seen multiple … Continue reading

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How to arm your baby’s fledgling immune system

There are two immune responses involved in the fight against any germ: there is the very rapid innate immune response that forms the first crucial line of defense, and then there is the slower adaptive immune response, which is required for the effective … Continue reading

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We (Jaya and Devasena) are scientists by training who found that we enjoyed collating scientific discoveries and putting them into perspective for the general public. After meeting at a major scientific communications company where we both worked as scientific editors … Continue reading

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