Medicine

Bacteria

Why We Need Germs

In the modern effort to eradicate disease, we pop antibiotics like candy, apply hand sanitizers with abandon, and gargle mouthwash by the gallon. But this carpet-bombing of germs takes a huge toll on good microbes More

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As scientists find more medical conditions that respond to placebos just as well as to drugs and even surgery, they are gaining a healthy respect More

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