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The VICE Guide to Right Now

STD Infections Are at an All-Time High in the US

Experts believe STD clinic closures across the country are to blame for the major surge in chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis infections last year.
Lauren Messman
10.20.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Mosquitos in Florida Are Now Spreading Zika

If you're pregnant in Florida, don't get bitten.
Mike Pearl
7.29.16
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What Actually Happens if You Never Wash Your Sheets?

Your "friend" is a dirty, shameless person.
Juno DeMelo
6.30.16
News

Has This Microbiologist Found the Answer to Antibiotic Resistance?

According to Michael Schmidt, of the Medical University of South Carolina, bacteria-eating viruses could save humanity.
Mike Pearl
1.19.16
Stuff

We Asked an Expert If You Can Die from Picking Your Nose

Social stigma aside, can putting your finger up your nose start off a chain of events with fatal consequences?
Mike Pearl
12.22.15
Stuff

Brazil Is Grieving Over a Beauty Queen's Rotting Ass

A Brazilian model was sent to the hospital because of a botched black market plastic surgery.
Allie Conti
1.8.15
News

A New Report Suggests We Should Be More Worried About Drug-Resistant Bacteria Than Cancer

The UK's ​​Review on Antimicrobial Resistance says antibiotic-resistant bacteria are spreading so fast that untreatable infections might be more likely to kill any given person than cancer in 2050.
Mike Pearl
12.12.14
News

Someone in the US Has Ebola: Now What?

Yesterday, the CDC confirmed that some unlucky person in Dallas has the Ebola virus. That's not good for the patient or anyone else, but the CDC is a big organization, and we're about to see what it can do.
Mike Pearl
10.1.14