It’s human nature to compare one’s success to others, but thinking that the grass is greener on the other side can be detrimental to one’s health. Recognizing strategies as equal but unique ways to tackle a common problem is a healthier perspective.
A once fringe theory that viral and bacterial infections trigger the neuroinflammation and cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease is gaining traction. If it proves true, available antimicrobials could be a long sought-after treatment for this neurodegenerative disease.
Pre-screening of the gut microbiome may lead to a more personalized approach to treating intestinal parasitic worm infections, leading to better treatment outcomes and a decreased risk for drug resistance.
As the science on vaccination and natural infection-based immunity against COVID-19 variants continues to evolve, accurately communicating study results and their limitations has never been more important.