Infections with Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, are extremely rare, but also extremely deadly.
Used responsibly, antibiotics are lifesavers that keep horrific infections at bay. But pumping our livestock full of these wonder drugs could lead to devastating results.
It’s an outlandish idea, but until we take seriously the legitimate fears of a post-antibiotic world, outlandish ideas are all we have.
Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.
A study by Medicare’s inspector general of skilled nursing facilities says nearly 22,000 patients were injured and more than 1,500 died in a single month—a higher rate of medical errors than hospitals.