Ed Cara
edcara
Science writer at Gizmodo and pug aficionado elsewhere
5:25 PM
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Therapy an option, though obviously not available/affordable for everyone.

11/20/19
10:18 AM
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Of those, I think only probiotics and coco oil would be considered new fads this decade, and probably not as popular as these tests have become!

11/19/19
5:30 PM
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Their counter-argument is that it’ll just be easier and better over the long term to codify antibiotic research as a public good entirely, which will necessitate ending the public-private partnerships, hiring scientists and other experts who know how to get drugs through the approval process, and presumably Read more

11/15/19
5:32 PM
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Yeah, it was a bit weird digging through the literature on this. Some cases conflated acanthosis nigricans with tripe palm, others characterized it as something entirely separate, while at least one described them as conditions that happen alongside each other. Being so rare, no one’s probably bothered to codify a Read more

11/8/19
9:57 PM
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The actual hed says that we have direct *evidence* for A causing B, not that we know A causes B. And seeing as that is a paraphrase of the CDC's conclusions, that seems pretty okay to me.

11/7/19
2:36 PM
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Glad to hear it evoked good, smelly memories!

11/7/19
12:26 PM
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I have been waiting on pins and needles for someone to get this.

11/5/19
3:01 PM
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I wouldn’t want my loyal readers to think Lucien was lucky enough to have parents that cool. And as for Brick,,,that is the *big* question, isn’t it.

10/23/19
6:06 PM
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In addition to the good points already brought up, a drug that can prevent flu in health care workers stuck in the middle of the next pandemic would be a godsend, since a vaccine likely wouldn’t be available right away.

10/22/19
10:23 AM
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The age was cited as a reason for why this might have happened yes, since that necessitated a lower dose. But there are lots of people in hospitals and elsewhere whose immune systems are similarly weak and vulnerable to antibiotic-resistant bugs.

10/18/19
5:01 PM
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This is gonna be late, but talc is the (possible) problem here. There are baby powders that rely on cornstarch, etc, which should be absolutely safe.