antibiotics

Living With It

I Sting Myself With Bees 3 Times a Week

“I pick up the tweezers one at a time—a bee squirming at the end of each pair—and press it to my back, waiting for its burning sting.”
Lauren Rothman
4.25.19
allergy

Why Do Some People Suddenly Develop Food Allergies Later in Life?

It can be confusing and daunting to suddenly not be able to eat a food you've eaten your whole life.
Shayla Love
1.24.19
This Week in Science

The Shape of Your Body Influences What People Think of Your Personality

Rectangular bodies are associated with different personality traits than curvier ones.
Shayla Love
11.9.18
giraffes

Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Have Infected Giraffes

Please, for the love of god, be smart with your antibiotics.
Caroline Haskins
11.9.18
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

How to Check Yourself for the Deadliest Kind of Skin Cancer

Melanoma cases have been rising in the US for the past 20 years.
Virgie Townsend
6.12.18
body

The Results of the First American Gut Project Are In

In the largest citizen science experiment to date, more than 11,000 people sent poop samples to a San Diego lab.
Daniel McDonald
5.18.18
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
You're Smarter Than That

So Really, What Are the Benefits of Probiotics?

People take probiotics for digestion, immunity, depression, you name it. We looked into whether they're worth it.
Elizabeth Brown
4.30.18
Meducation

Can You Drink on Antibiotics?

No doctor is going to tell you to go out partying if you’re taking antibiotics. But can you really not drink at all?
Markham Heid
4.24.18
antibiotics

This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance

"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
Shayla Love
4.18.18
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
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