Alexandra Ossola

Meducation

Should Antibiotics Be Taken Preventively?

When I saw John's ziplock full of military-prescribed doxy, I wondered how many other soldiers were taking the same precautions.
Alexandra Ossola
11.10.17
Oral Fixation

Your Nighttime Mouthguard Could Mess Up Your Whole Bite

“Now I have to pay thousands of dollars to realign my mouth."
Alexandra Ossola
11.7.17
STD Glossary

Everything You Need to Know About HIV and AIDS

HIV is the most feared STD out there—but should it be?
Alexandra Ossola
10.12.17
STD Glossary

Everything You Need to Know About Chancroid

Chancroid is the STD that even your doctor will have a hard time diagnosing.
Alexandra Ossola
10.11.17
STD Glossary

Everything You Need to Know About Zika

Yes, Zika is an STD—here's how not to catch it.
Alexandra Ossola
10.5.17
Cancer

Johnson & Johnson Faces 5,000 Lawsuits Over Baby Powder

But does using talcum powder really cause ovarian cancer?
Alexandra Ossola
8.30.17
STDs

You Probably Won't Get Herpes From Sharing Someone's Drink

Toilet seats? Insects? Wet towels? We fact-checked a few rumors about the way STDs can spread.
Alexandra Ossola
8.24.17
members-only

Everything We Learned From the First Penis Transplant in the US

The hard data, per the surgeons.
Alexandra Ossola
8.22.17
zzz

There's a Sweet Spot for Making Your Power Nap Count

Consider this before your next mid-day snooze.
Alexandra Ossola
8.17.17
mental health

Twice as Many Teen Girls Are Killing Themselves and We Don’t Know Why

Here are some experts' theories.
Alexandra Ossola
8.16.17
what the what

We’re One Step Closer to Transplanting Pig Organs Into People

Researchers just announced that they eliminated pig viruses using gene-editing technology.
Alexandra Ossola
8.10.17
Sobriety Check

We’re Drinking So Much It’s Now a 'Public Health Crisis'

If you have 4 to 5 drinks in one sitting at least once a week, that's considered high-risk behavior.
Alexandra Ossola
8.9.17
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