Leah Rosenbaum is an editorial intern at Science News. She has two bachelor’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University in writing and public health. She is currently a graduate student at UC Berkeley, completing a combined Masters of Journalism and Masters of Public Health program, with a focus on infectious diseases and vaccines. Her freelance work has appeared in STAT News, Tonic (Vice), and Health News Review, among other publications.
Leah Rosenbaum's Articles
- NewsThe rate of opioid use during pregnancy more than quadrupled in 28 U.S. states, prompting physicians to call for increased screening.
- NewsTafenoquine could help prevent the recurring form of malaria, but the drug may also be dangerous for people who have a certain genetic mutation.
- NewsContained clusters of rotavirus and norovirus caused more severe infections in mice than the same viruses working solo.
- Science TickerA disease caused by a parasite endemic to Asia sickened at least 12 people in eight states in the continental United States from 2011 to 2017.
- NewsDoctors report that A. cantonensis was transmitted to two people who ate raw centipedes, but you can get it from other creatures as well.
- Science TickerA sixth species of Ebola has been found, but we don’t know if it can cause disease in humans.
- News in BriefA bacteria found in leeches becomes drug resistant after only a small exposure to common antibiotics.
- News in BriefCommon food additives found in meats, plastic packaging or metal cans may contain chemicals that harm children’s health.
- News in BriefA year ago, an iceberg calved off of the Larsen C ice shelf. The hunk of ice hasn’t moved much since, and that has scientists keeping an eye on it.
- NewsCoral reefs in deep-water ecosystems may not make good homes for species from damaged shallow reefs.