Laura Beil is an independent journalist specializing in medicine, health policy and science. In addition to being a contributing correspondent at Science News, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, Self, Prevention, Glamour, Newsweek, Men's Health, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting, O and the New York Times. She began freelancing in 2007 after working as medical writer for the Dallas Morning News from 1992 to 2006. From 2006–2007 she was a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation. She lives near Dallas.
Laura Beil's Articles
- News in BriefRubbing hands for 30 seconds is the most effective way to use hand sanitizer, a study of health care workers finds.
- News in BriefMothers aren’t their children’s only source of bacteria that cause dental cavities, new research shows.
- Science TickerTests of bagged ice found that 19 percent exceeded recommended thresholds for bacterial contamination.
- For Daily UseTests of bagged ice found that 19 percent exceeded recommended thresholds for bacterial contamination.
- FeatureMosquitoes carry several harmful viruses—dengue, Zika, chikungunya. Vaccines may be the best means of defense.
- FeatureResearchers are getting to the root of gum disease's implications for other diseases.
- News in BriefDetails are trickling out for the president’s proposed “cancer moonshot,” but plan for launch is still months off.
- News in BriefStudies of vaginal ring for HIV protection show promise, challenges.
- FeatureObesity at conception or during pregnancy is a big problem that's getting bigger: New evidence says a child's mental health could be at stake.
- FeatureChanging feed, giving vaccines and selective breeding may enable scientists to help beef and dairy cattle shake their title as one of society's worst methane producers.