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germs

The Flu Can Be Spread Just by Breathing, Study Suggests

It's not just coughs and sneezes.
Jesse Hicks
1.19.18
alcohol
alcohol

Our Drunk-Driving Laws Aren’t Strict Enough

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences suggests lowering the legal blood alcohol limit from .08 to .05 as one strategy to reduce the number of drunk-driving deaths.
Jesse Hicks
1.18.18
lawsuits
lawsuits

Aetna to Pay $17 Million After Mailers Revealed Names of People Taking HIV Meds [Updated]

The company will pay damages to people taking drugs to treat or prevent HIV and received letters that made this information visible.
Jesse Hicks
1.18.18
RACE
RACE

Vanderbilt Surgery Resident Says His Program Is Discriminating Against Him

“They didn’t even punish the guy who physically assaulted me,” Eugene Gu says.
Ankita Rao
1.18.18
battle of the sexes
battle of the sexes

Men Don't Survive Harsh Conditions As Well As Women Do

Even as babies, females survived more during famine and epidemics than males.
Shayla Love
1.17.18
Opioids
Opioids

Walmart Is Making It Safer to Throw Away Prescription Painkillers

More than 65 percent of people who misuse prescription opioids get them from family and friends.
Jesse Hicks
1.17.18
tech
tech

Birth Control App Blamed for 37 Unintended Pregnancies

A hospital reported the Natural Cycles app to Swedish medical authorities.
Jesse Hicks
1.16.18
SHIT
SHIT

Surfers May Be Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Swallowing Poop-Laced Water

People swabbed their own butts for this study.
Denny Watkins
1.16.18
Holy Shit
Holy Shit

A Man Ruptured His Throat From Trying to Hold in a Sneeze

Under no circumstances should you pinch your nose and close your mouth to contain a sneeze.
Jesse Hicks
1.15.18
To The Bone
To The Bone

Ancient Skeletons Might Explain One of Humanity's Worst Epidemics

After stumbling on a mass burial site, "paleopathologists" use ancient DNA to tackle a 400-year-old mystery.
Shayla Love
1.15.18
guide to healthcare
guide to healthcare

If Trump Wants More People to Work, He Should Expand Medicaid Access, Not Shrink It

It doesn’t take a stable genius to understand that sicker people have a harder time finding and holding down a job.
Jason Silverstein
1.12.18
RACE
RACE

Serena Williams’s Birthing Nightmare Is All Too Familiar for Black Women

As a black OB/GYN, I know this first-hand.
Sanithia L. Williams, MD
1.12.18