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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
Asking for a friend
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is It to Eat Buffet Food?

Well, an infectious diseases specialist called them "cesspools for bacteria."
Ryan Brown
1.11.18
STDs
STDs

8 Things People Still Get Wrong About HPV

Setting the record straight on America's most common STD.
Emily Cassel
1.8.18
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
Hypochondriacs Unite
Hypochondriacs Unite

The Germaphobe's Guide to Sharing a Joint

Could smoking in a cypher, which is theoretically like tongue kissing everyone in it, land you a stomach virus?
Shannon Thomas
11.2.17
STD Glossary
STD Glossary

HPV: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

You probably have, have had, or will have HPV at some point.
Sarah Kasbeer
10.2.17
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
end times
end times

A Major Avian Influenza Outbreak Could Kill 62 Million People

“It’s just a matter of when it happens, how it happens, and how deadly it's going to be.”
Michelle Malia
7.8.17
no bread for you
no bread for you

There's a Virus That Appears to Cause Celiac Disease

The asymptomatic reovirus could have lifelong consequences.
Susan Rinkunas
4.7.17
STDs
STDs

Why Don't We Have a Herpes Vaccine?

More than half the world could use it.
Markham Heid
3.3.17
It's Science
It's Science

Another Thing to Blame on the South: Your Flu

Scientists recently tried to determine the origins of eight different outbreaks.
Dan Roe
2.14.17
Living With It
Living With It

Is the 'Flesh-Eating Bacteria' That Terrifies the Gulf Coast Becoming More Common?

Vibrio vulnificus is a rare bacteria that can cause severe injuries and even death, and in recent years, locals in Louisiana have grown more worried about the dangerous microorganisms.
Michael Patrick Welch
9.8.16