Category Archives: public health

Maine research raises doubts about how doctors choose antibiotics to treat infections

Researchers at the University of New England are raising some provocative questions about the process doctors rely on to select antibiotics for their patients.  They just published their findings in a scientific journal. But their work actually began two years ago — with a very sick woman a thousand miles away. Dr. Meghan May, an associate […]

Here’s what an obese body looks like — from the inside

The newly opened Portland Science Center recently invited me to tour its “Body Worlds” exhibit, a striking collection of preserved human cadavers and organs designed to illustrate, in the most graphic of detail, the consequences of unhealthy living. The displays related to obesity seemed particularly worth checking out as we head into the Thanksgiving and holiday season, when […]