Peter Leone

Jul. 15, 2011

Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea Found In Japan

A new multi-drug resistant strain of gonorrhea has been found in Japan.

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May. 27, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word "Syphilis"

Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel and STD expert Dr. Peter Leone discuss the history of syphilis.

science diction, words, syphilis, syphillis, std, sexually transmitted disease

Apr. 15, 2011

Even Without Symptoms, Herpes Can Spread

A Journal of the American Medical Association study says people with no symptoms can shed the virus.

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