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Bacteria Without Borders: The Fight Against TB & Malaria
Jun 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But...

Sex and the Superbug: Meet Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea
May 29, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Here’s a tidbit you probably didn’t know: Gonorrhea is the second-most frequently reported “notifiable” disease, according to the Centers for Disease...

Is MRSA the Godzilla of Superbugs?
May 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

It kills thousands of Americans every year and can't be stopped by most antibiotics. Our best defense right now is really good hand-washing. Will...

The Nearly Unstoppable Superbugs
May 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

A particularly virulent type of bacteria called CREs, which include E. coli and Salmonella, is gaining in strength. Can we develop better antibiotics...

Humans vs. Superbugs: Who Will Win?
May 6, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

More and more, antibiotics are proving useless in the fight against many common diseases. Here's how we got here, and how we fight—and win—against...

Antibiotics: The One Drug We Can’t Seem to Get Enough Of
Apr 24, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Drugs are more expensive—and therefore more often out of reach for many Americans—than ever. This you probably already know. But there’s one type of...

Anthrax, Ricin, or Smallpox: Which Are the Deadliest Bioterrorism Agents?
Apr 24, 2013 | Jason Hayes

In between the Boston Marathon bombings and the devastating explosion in West, Texas last week, Americans also heard about the interception of...

Should It Really Take $100K to Create a Condom Men Will Actually Use?
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

People generally like sex. A lot. With so many fans out there, and many of those folks needing to use contraception and stay safe from infections,...

Ebola: Still the Scariest Virus Out There?
Apr 3, 2013 | Steven Purcell

Simply uttering the word Ebola is enough to cause a person to cringe, shudder, twitch, or perhaps even recoil in horror. Rightly so. Ebola...

Why 223 Cases of Polio Still Matter
Apr 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

For many Americans, especially young adults, poliovirus not only has no relevance to their lives, they may not even be sure what it is or how it...

Measles Kills 400 People a Day—But Costs Less Than a Buck to Avoid
Apr 3, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

There’s a dangerous virus spreading through Europe, Africa, and North America. This virus can lead to serious complications such as permanent hearing...

The Deadly Virus That's Spreading Faster Than Malaria or West Nile
Mar 14, 2013 | Jason Hayes

About half of the world is at risk of a virus that Americans don’t know at all. For Americans, dengue fever is about as foreign as the metric system...

Think This Year's Flu Was Bad? Next Year May Be Worse
Mar 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

If there’s one virus outside of the common cold that most of us have had firsthand experience with, it’s clearly influenza. That alone makes it one...

Is This Scary New Virus The Next SARS?
Mar 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

There’s been a four-letter word circulating through the media in recent weeks, one we haven’t heard for years: SARS, which stands for "severe acute...