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Catheters Are Causing Serious Problems in Hospitals

Around a third of people catheterized will develop bacteria in their urine, and a quarter will develop symptoms of a catheter-associated UTI.
Jane Feinmann
11.13.18
body

Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery

New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
Markham Heid
10.11.18
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
Asking for a friend

Why Does My Throat Always Feel So Phlegmy?

Here’s what to do if postnasal drip gets out of control.
Julie Stewart
9.10.18
Living With It

I'm Living With an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

"I got MRSA during the winter break of my senior year of college. My first outbreak lasted six months and was all below the belt. I had it on my genitals, along my ass, and down my legs."
AnnaLee Barclay
8.28.18
STDs

'Flesh-Eating' STI Reportedly Confirmed in the UK

Known as granuloma inguinale or donovanosis, the STI is caused by a bacteria and rarely occurs in the US.
Allison Tierney
8.23.18
oh good

People Are Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria at the Beach

This is how scared you should be.
Matthew Terrell
8.1.18
STDs

The STD Mycoplasma Genitalium Is Becoming a Problem

Doctors warn that it's already showing resistance to antibiotics.
Jesse Hicks
7.11.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is it if I Can't Wipe My Butt After Pooping?

The universal question for when the TP runs out.
Nick Keppler
6.12.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is the Hot Tub in My Hotel or Spa?

Hot tubs are frequent transfer stations for bacteria, including one type of infection known as "hot tub rash."
Nick Keppler
6.6.18
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

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