Centers for Disease Control

beef

CDC Yet Again Implores Midwesterners to Stop Eating Raw Ground Beef

"Cannibal" sandwiches are a seasonal tradition in Wisconsin—and so are the government warnings about food poisoning.
Jelisa Castrodale
12.20.18
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of the Rise in STDs?

Short answer: Just drop everything and get screened right now.
Mike Pearl
10.24.16
News

The Scariest Part About America’s LGBTQ Suicide Epidemic Is What We Don’t Know About It

Public health agencies are failing to properly collect data on LGBTQ suicide and health risks—and the marginalized suffer as a result.
Jared Keller
8.23.16
SYMPTOMATIC

How Scientists Are Fighting a Zika Outbreak in the US

In our new series, “Symptomatic” Motherboard explores how we’re combating the globe’s most threatening diseases.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
4.13.16
The Do It Well and Leave Something Witchy Issue

A Giant Hole Is Swallowing a Town in Peru

Cerro de Pasco is an environmental and urban catastrophe thanks to the massive polymetal mine that sits in the middle of town.
Arthur Holland Michel
10.14.14
Power

A Hospital Sent the US's First Ebola Patient Home for Two Days After He Was Sick

It's the first time a case of the latest Ebola has been diagnosed outside of Africa.
Jason Koebler
9.30.14
News

We Asked an Expert if the Ebola Virus Will Kill You

It's become a sort of annual ritual for Americans to go wild over the possibility that an exotic, lethal illness might spread from Africa or Southeast Asia to their own backyard.
Matt Taylor
7.30.14
News

Can Science Find a Safe Replacement for Alcohol?

When it comes to legal intoxicants, alcohol is still the only game in town. But with a massive pharmacopeia and scientific infrastructure at our disposal, that makes pretty much zero sense.
Roc Morin
6.30.14
Stuff

The Confusing, Controversial World of Lyme Disease

Lyme is tricky to diagnose and the symptoms can linger for months or years even after treatment, and doctors disagree with each other and activists on the basic facts of the disease. That makes it hard on those who have it.
Gina Tron
9.26.13