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STDs
STDs

It May Soon Be Impossible to Treat Gonorrhea

Two-thirds of countries have reported gonorrhea cases that resist all known antibiotics.
Sophie Cousins
5.15.18
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

Is it Safe to Eat Food That a Fly Landed on?

"In addition to regurgitation, the fly might defecate as it explores the new surface.”
Abigail Fagan
5.10.18
antibiotics
antibiotics

This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance

"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
Shayla Love
4.18.18
antibiotics
antibiotics

Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought

The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.
Virgie Townsend
4.11.18
survival guide
survival guide

This Is What It Would Take to Turn a Virus Into a Weapon

“A well-funded organization with scientific expertise and the resources to grow, manipulate, or release agents, and the motivation to actually use them—that’s the worst case scenario."
Abigail Fagan
4.4.18
butt stuff
butt stuff

How Dirty Is Going Ass to Mouth?

Eating your own poop is shockingly not that bad for you.
Christine Ro
3.26.18
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

Your Compulsive Nail Biting Might Mean You're a Perfectionist

Still, stop. It's like licking every surface you touch.
Janie Cameron
11.27.17
climate change
climate change

Climate Change Could Cause More Deadly Infections Worldwide

“It takes an enormous toll on human health, it causes massive suffering, and it’s something to be taken very seriously.”
Michelle Malia
11.8.17
global health
global health

Cultural Traditions Are Fueling the Spread of a Rare Tuberculosis Strain

Poverty is also a factor, but customs like eating raw meat and drinking blood are not helping.
Sophie Cousins
10.18.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Doctors Need to Stop Wearing Ties

They're filthy cesspools of infection.
Jalal Baig, MD
10.12.17
STD Glossary
STD Glossary

Molloscum Contagiosum: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

Molloscum Contagiosum—or MC—is an STD that's part of the pox family of viruses.
Eric Spitznagel
9.20.17
STDs
STDs

Why Is the HIV Vaccine Taking So Long?

For one thing, HIV doesn't play by the rules.
Maggie Puniewska
8.25.17