antibiotic resistance

STDs

Truvada May Be Getting Unfairly Blamed for the Spread of STDs

PrEP is great at blocking HIV, but as its use grows, so do fears that people will be more sexually reckless and spread other STDs. But researchers are coming to think that the opposite could be true.
Bryn Nelson
11.27.18
motherboard

Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
body

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
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

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
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
antibiotic resistance

Bacteria-Killing Viruses Found in a Pond Knocked Out an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

Phage therapy isn’t a new idea, but it’s taken a while to gain traction in the US.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.8.18
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
STDs

Rare Strain of Drug-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in North America

A 23-year-old Canadian woman with no symptoms tested positive.
Jesse Hicks
11.16.17
Race and Health

White Kids Are More Likely to Be Given Antibiotics They Don't Need

This is both good and bad news for kids of color.
Ed Cara
9.5.17
STDs

Untreatable Gonorrhea Is Terrifying, So Scientists Are Stepping Up

But don't toss your condoms yet.
Ed Cara
8.7.17
Meducation

We Can’t Make Blanket Rules About Finishing Antibiotic Prescriptions

Despite recent headlines, you may still need to take all of the pills in the bottle.
Alexandra Ossola
8.1.17
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