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Journal of the American Medical Association

  1. Science

    Clap On, Clap…Uh-oh: Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea Makes Its North American Debut

    The last oral antibiotic that is effective in curing the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea may not be effective anymore. A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that the oral antibiotic cefixime was ineffective in treating the disease in 7% of cases where it was prescribed. For those of you who have been playing along at hom, watching gonorrhea get scarier and scarier, you can move your "STD Doomsday Clock" one minute closer to midnight, as pretty soon, the only viable medical treatment for gonorrhea will be "getting set on fire and thrown on the pile."

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  2. Science

    Week of Obesity: Soda Cans Make Us Fat, 44% American Obesity Rates by 2030

    This week, we're taking a look at recent studies of obesity in America, starting with some surprising news of chemically-induced obesity, and wrapping up with some depressing, if unsurprising, predictions about America's fat future.

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