Flesh-Eating Disease Victim Aimee Copeland on her Loss of Limbs: "It's…

Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old woman who made headlines after she lost her hands and most of her legs to a flesh eating bacterial infection (known as necrotizing fasciitis) that she sustained in a zip-lining accident last Spring, has now recovered enough to make press appearances and talk about her nightmarish… » 9/12/12 3:30pm 9/12/12 3:30pm

We're All Gonna Die: The Infectious Pandemics of Summer 2012

Dude! What a shitty garbage year this has been. I mean, pretty much every year in the history of years has been a shitty garbage year — "happiness" is really just a euphemism for "successful garbage mitigation" — but 2012 has been particularly gross in a lot of ways. Half the country thinks rape is hilarious.… » 8/28/12 5:00pm 8/28/12 5:00pm

Woman Is Awarded $900,000 After Suing The Man Who Gave Her Herpes

If you knew for sure that someone had given you genital herpes, would you sue them? One woman in Oregon did, and now she's won her case and is getting $900,000 for her pain and suffering. It all began when the 49-year-old woman met her 69-year-old date on eHarmony. They'd been out a few times and enjoyed each other's… » 6/05/12 11:55pm 6/05/12 11:55pm

Chagas: The Scary Disease Some Are Calling the New AIDS

Just when it seemed like all the super scary diseases had been discovered—flesh-eating bacteria, brain tapeworms, and, of course, HIV/AIDS, among many others—a new one comes along to bring fresh terror into our hearts. Introducing Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites that get into our bodies by way of… » 5/29/12 10:00pm 5/29/12 10:00pm

The FDA Is Poised to Approve the First Drug To Prevent HIV Infections

It appears we're on the cusp of a major breakthrough in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The FDA said yesterday that Truvada, a drug currently used to treat patients with HIV, appears to be effective at preventing HIV infection in healthy people. This would be the first drug of its kind and would obviously have a huge… » 5/09/12 9:45pm 5/09/12 9:45pm

We've Bred a Race of Super UTI Bacteria That Could Leave Us in a World…

Brace your bladders, ladies. It appears that the bacteria E. coli, which is so fond of invading our sensitive lady urethras on a regular basis and wreaking all kinds of painful havoc up in our tracts, is growing smarter and learning to overcome our best defenses. A new study of over 12 million bacteria found that E.… » 5/01/12 9:30am 5/01/12 9:30am

Hot Trends in Online Dating: Syphilis and Chlamydia

Researchers in Canada are flummoxed a puzzling set of statistics — despite the fact that most people had a safe sex message shouted at them from a young age, instances of certain sexually transmitted diseases have increased dramatically in the last decade or so. According to some experts the STDstravaganza can be… » 3/12/12 11:20am 3/12/12 11:20am

Oops! Looks Like You Might Need Your Appendix After All

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our appendixes, except if they're throbbing with infection and threatening to kill us—in which case that is ALL we are thinking about. The organ, a little dead-ended tube which is attached to your intestines, has long been assumed to be some kind of useless,… » 3/05/12 5:45pm 3/05/12 5:45pm

Sinus Infections Couldn't Care Less About Your Silly Antibiotics

‘Tis the season for sinus infections, but next time you get one, you might want to forgo the often unpleasant experience of taking antibiotics. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis, which appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that antibiotics did not reduce symptoms of the… » 2/15/12 10:20am 2/15/12 10:20am

Women's Stronger Immune Systems Leave Men Feeble, Sad

There may be a few people lingering out there still claiming that women are the weaker sex, but science has proved them wrong yet again. As if women's superhuman power to endure pain were not enough, now a new study has found that we also have superior immune systems when compared with men. It all boils down to… » 9/28/11 11:10am 9/28/11 11:10am

Gardasil May Protect Men From HPV • Dallas Pastor Urges Couples To…

• Merck and Co reported » 11/13/08 5:40pm 11/13/08 5:40pm today that Gardasil may protect men from HPV-caused infection and external genital lesions. • of a wide-hipped Homo erectus pelvis in Ethiopia suggests that the pre-human species gave birth to relatively developed babies with large heads and advanced behavior. • A Pennsylvania man was to two…