What’s the Deal with Antibiotics and Birth Control?

[ ♪INTRO ] You might have heard that you should use a back-up method of protection if you’re taking birth control pills and antibiotics at the same time. You might have even read it on the pill package itself! And if it’s on the packaging, well, you’d assume there’s good reason. But… It turns out the majority of […]

The Egg – A Short Story

You were on your way home when you died. It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, …but fatal nonetheless. It was a painless death. The medics tried their best to save you, …but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered, …you were better off, trust me. And that’s when you met me. “What happened?” “Where […]

The economic reason this chicken producer gave up antibiotics

JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: the final installment of our special series Stopping Superbugs, which this week focused on the potential dangers of antibiotic use in industrial-scale farming. Last night, science correspondent Miles O’Brien paid a visit to a pig farm. Tonight, economics correspondent Paul Solman picks up our reporting by checking on how things are done on a commercial […]