A new strain of highly drug-resistant gonorrhea appears in Austria

An illustration of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.Drawing: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) The increase in super gonorrhea continues relentlessly. European scientists claim to have recently discovered a new strain of ultra-drug-resistant gonorrhea, the second of its kind to be discovered worldwide in recent years. The bacteria was detected in April in a man from Austria, who probably caught it while … Read more

Experimental transplant procedure allows 3 children to live without immunosuppressive drugs

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Doctors seem to have found a way for some organ recipients to avoid lifelong immunosuppressive drugs. In new research this week, they detail how three children with a rare genetic condition received double bone marrow and kidney transplants in hopes of avoiding immune rejection altogether. And until three years later, the young … Read more

Experimental transplant procedure allows 3 children to live without immunosuppressive drugs

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Doctors seem to have found a way for some organ recipients to avoid lifelong immunosuppressive drugs. In new research this week, they detail how three children with a rare genetic condition received double bone marrow and kidney transplants in hopes of avoiding immune rejection altogether. And until three years later, the young … Read more

You are wrong to “break the seal”

Photo: Syda Productions (Shutterstock) I was at a college party the first time I heard him: “If you break the seal,” my friend said darkly, “you’ll break the deal. I was on my way to the bathroom, a standard and reasonable trip that we all take several times a day – but, according to party … Read more