needles

Australia

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.
Danielle Wayda
11.12.18
Australia

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.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.20.18
united states of addiction

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."
Elizabeth Brico
11.17.17
addiction

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?
Troy Farah
9.8.17
Drugs

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.
Aaron Kase
5.12.17
addiction

Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas

America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
Troy Farah
4.18.17
Whoa

In the Future Vaccines Will Be Stab-Free

Getting a shot may soon be as easy as popping a pill.
Jesse Hicks
3.16.17
Halloween

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.
Matthew Zuras
10.27.16
Stuff

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.
Elizabeth Elliot
10.3.16
Stuff

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.
Staff
9.3.15
Travel

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.
Débora Lopes
8.13.15
Modern Medicine

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.
Emiko Jozuka
7.15.15
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