disease

body

Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
germs

This Is How Gross Your Beer Pong Ball Probably Is

Wetting the ball might actually make it pick up more bacteria from people's hands and wherever else it lands.
Paul Dawson
Brian Sheldon
11.6.18
Cancer

These DNA Detectives Are Searching For the Causes of Cancer

Their project could help explain why certain types of cancer are more common in specific parts of the world.
Kat Arney
10.1.18
body

Is There Any Reason to Use Liquid Soap Instead of Bar Soap?

The more heavily used a bar is, the more microorganisms it holds. But does that really mean it's time to leave bar soaps behind?
Knvul Sheikh
9.27.18
Living With It

What It’s Like to Get a Double Lung Transplant in Your 20s

“No one knows what cystic fibrosis is and how severe it is.”
Tiffany Rich
9.26.18
body

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
9.19.18
disease

The United States Is Dangerously Unprepared for the Next Pandemic

"It is not a matter of if, but when the next disease will sweep the world with deadly and costly consequences."
Christine Crudo Blackburn
Andrew Natsios
Gerald W. Parker
8.24.18
Eat This

Here's How Gross it Is if You Find a Hair in Your Food

Despite the possibility of encountering dyes, sprays, and gels applied to hair, it’s not considered a chemical hazard in food—only a physical or biological one.
Christine Ro
8.14.18
body

Does Working in an Open-Plan Office Affect Your Health?

Critics note that they are distracting, uncomfortable, increase stress, hurt productivity, and potentially spread germs.
Mark Hay
8.2.18
healthcare

People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE

Known as a "chilling effect​," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Jason Silverstein
7.25.18
violence

These Cities Are Beginning to Treat Violent Crime as a Public Health Issue

The school of thought suggests that violent behavior itself is an epidemic that spreads from person to person.
Samira Shackle
7.24.18
genetics

When You Have a Serious Genetic Disease, Who Has the Right to Know?

One woman is suing her father’s doctor for not disclosing that he has a fatal, heritable condition.
Shaun Raviv
7.18.18
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