Superbug

Maryn McKenna

Update: Access to dental care

A coule of days ago, I talked about the link between a potentially massive hepatitis B outbreak in West Virginia and the lack of access to primary dental care. I was mushy qualitatively descriptive, ahem, about the number of people who lack access to dental insurance. Comes now the CDC to save the day. In…

Joanne Manaster (site, Twitter) and Jeff Shaumeyer (site, Twitter) are running a Summer Science Reading Contest for kids and teens. They’re looking for science authors to contribute books as prizes. Some cool people have stepped up, including Sciblings Deborah Blum and Rebecca Skloot (and me), but they could definitely use more. C’mon, represent: Consider it…

The Subcommittee on Health of the Energy and Commerce Committee of the House of Representatives has announced a hearing for Wednesday: “Promoting the Development of Antibiotics and Ensuring Judicious Use in Humans.” The witness line-up is:

Via ProMED Mail comes a news report that about 2,000 people in 5 states are being sought by health departments so they can be checked for hepatitis B infection. The potential source: the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinic, a free dental-care fair held just about a year ago in Berkeley County in the far north-east…

Superbug 2.0: An introduction

So, hi, Scienceblogs. I’m thrilled to be joining the conversation here. By way of introduction, I’m Maryn McKenna, journalist and author and sole proprietor of Superbug, which has been running for 3+ years at Blogger but moves over here today, thanks to an invitation from the Sb staff and some extremely kind support from friends…