Are GMO foods safe? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) seemed to say something different recently.

Health & Wellness

A: There is good scientific consensus that GMO foods are safe and pose no threat to human health. The AAP’s recent report on GMOs was useful in some ways but presented a misleading, alarmist view of the risks posed by the weedkiller glyphosate, a view that conflicts with multiple health agencies. In December, the American Read more…

What did we learn during COVID?

Infectious Diseases

The COVID pandemic taught us many things about the state of our health and our public health system, and these lessons should be top of mind today. During these last two weeks of March, Those Nerdy Girls is honoring our fourth anniversary by reminiscing about where we started, at the height of the COVID pandemic Read more…

Live Q&A on Long COVID


Join Those Nerdy Girls Live to learn about long COVID (PASC) with immunologist Dr. Liz Marnik. Friday, March 15 at 4 pm EDT/1 pm PDT Hosted by: – Liz Marnik, PhD: Assistant Professor & Science Communicator (@sciencewhizliz) – Chana Davis, PhD: TNG Contributing Writer & Founder of Fueled by Science

Who is eligible for the shingles vaccine?


Everyone ages 50+ and 19+ with a weakened immune system is eligible for the Shingrix vaccine, including people who previously received the one-dose shingles vaccine, Zostavax. Shingrix is a two-dose vaccine that reduces the risk of shingles by more than 90%. Who should get Shingrix? People ages 50+ should get two doses of Shingrix. People Read more…