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.”
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.
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.
Antibiotic-Resistant E. Coli Have Infected Giraffes
Please, for the love of god, be smart with your antibiotics.
Some People With Appendicitis Can Be Treated With Pills, Not Surgery
New research suggests antibiotics may be a better option for most appendicitis patients.
How to Check Yourself for the Deadliest Kind of Skin Cancer
Melanoma cases have been rising in the US for the past 20 years.
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.
It May Soon Be Impossible to Treat Gonorrhea
Two-thirds of countries have reported gonorrhea cases that resist all known antibiotics.
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.
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?
This Woman Is Exploring Deep Caves to Find Ancient Antibiotic Resistance
"Hazel’s like the Lara Croft of microbiology.”
Untreatable Infections Are Likely Killing More People Than Doctors Thought
The parents of one 27-year-old who died are speaking out.