New website promotes over-the-counter birth control pills

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Last month, the non-profit organization Ibis Reproductive Health launched a website entitled Free the Pill. The new website is designed to... Read more

Antibiotic resistance: A global threat

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The World Health Organization last month released a detailed report warning about antimicrobial resistance as a global trend. Even the press... Read more

Book Review: Microbes that have gone missing

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Just in case you were looking to add one more item to your list of Ways Humanity Threatens Itself, you’ll want to dive right into Martin... Read more

The dilemma of prescription opioids: Shifting attitudes towards the pain patient

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Shortly after a 48-hour bout of immobilizing back pain and a visit to the emergency room where he received Percocet, my husband went to his primary... Read more

Spam, history, and growing a bigger penis

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If you periodically clean your spam folder and wonder why you are getting so many penis enlargement emails, come-ons for miracle diet products... Read more

Best public health blogs

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What interests you: Disease sleuthing? Global bioethics? Protecting the food supply? Protecting yourself when you travel? A new ranking... Read more

Court ruling might limit antibiotic use in animals - for our health

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It has been 35 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged that antibiotic overuse in farm animals posed a health risk to... Read more