The Australian Strawberry Needle Bandit Has Been Arrested
Authorities have apprehended a former strawberry farm worker who was inserting needles into fruit for the last two months.
Australia Is Freaking Out as Strawberry Needle Panic Continues to Grow
Authorities are now investigating more than 100 incidents of needles in strawberries, and at least six Australian states have been affected.
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I Got Addicted to the Needle Even When There Was Nothing to Shoot Up
"When there wasn't any heroin left, I shot up random crap."
A Bill That Would Save Lives in Pennsylvania Probably Won't Pass
Needle exchanges are proven to be effective. So why is it still such a challenge to fund them?
Needle Exchanges Are Busier Than Ever Thanks to the Opioid Crisis
Demand has doubled at what is commonly referred to as the largest open-air heroin market on the East Coast.
Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas
America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
In the Future Vaccines Will Be Stab-Free
Getting a shot may soon be as easy as popping a pill.
The Poisoned Candy Expert Is Pretty Sure No One's Trying to Kill Your Kids on Halloween
Joel Best is the leading expert on everything that maniacs are allegedly putting in your kids' candy. Problem is, your children aren't really in any danger.
Dear Mom, This Is Why I’m Addicted: A Letter from a Lost Daughter
The author died in 2014 at age 29 from endocarditis due to IV drug use with contaminated needles and related conditions—before the heroin problem was being treated like a national crisis.
The Idiot, the Pisser, and the Nazi: Tattoo Artists on Their Most Memorable Customers
These days body art lovers are just as varied as the images they cover themselves with.
Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop
We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, jealousy from male peers, and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
Smart, Self-Destructing Syringes Could Save Millions of Lives
The World Health Organization has called for the global use of single-use syringes by 2020.