How a Simple Amoeba Can Become a Deadly Brain-Eating Infection
Infections with Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, are extremely rare, but also extremely deadly.
Bad Medicine: Consumers Want Meat Without Antibiotics, and Major Brands Are Noticing
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.
The Entire Indian Subcontinent Needs a Stool Transplant
It’s an outlandish idea, but until we take seriously the legitimate fears of a post-antibiotic world, outlandish ideas are all we have.
Fecal Donor Banks Are Possible and Could Save Lives
Defrosted fecal matter can be gross to talk about, but the benefits are too remarkable to tiptoe around.
One Third of Patients in Nursing Facilities Harmed by Treatment
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.