Infections

Les Measle-ables

Dec 05, 2019

By Jenna Beam  If you’ve been alive at any point since 1998, chances are you’ve heard about the anti-vax movement. As a part of this movement, parents refuse to vaccinate their children. This movement was started on the back of a “study” (it was a scam) that falsely claimed a link between vaccines and autism […]

Curing the Common Cold

Oct 31, 2019

By Emma Joy Goldberg It’s that time of year again! The time of year when, one by one, your friends, teachers, sisters, brothers, moms and dads come down with that dreaded weeklong cold! That’s right, it’s cold season! Traditional symptoms of the common cold that no one seems able to escape include a runny nose, […]

The Battle Against the Bugs: antibiotic tolerance and Staph infections

Oct 10, 2019

By Jenna Beam  Let’s talk about Staph. If you haven’t had a Staph infection, you probably know someone who has.  Those gross, oozy infections that often affect athletes (please wear shoes in the locker room y’all) are caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, but we’ll just call it Staph. Staph notoriously causes all kinds of […]