Nathan Seppa has been the biomedical writer at Science News since 1997. Previously, he worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, a daily newspaper in Madison, where he inaugurated the science beat. In the 1980s, he covered energy and economics for the Dow Jones News Service in the Wall Street Journal's Washington Bureau. In the 1970s, Seppa served as a public health volunteer in the Peace Corps in Zaire, now Congo. He hails from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he worked as a miner and gravedigger to pay his way through college. He has a B.S. in Sociology and a M.A. in Journalism. Nathan speaks French and knows enough Swahili to get out of a tight spot.
Nathan Seppa's Articles
- NewsA modest reduction in overweight youth was observed after the addition of slot machines.
- News in BriefA study in Australia finds the shots are already reducing cases of abnormal cervical lesions.
- NewsIn the month after a partner dies, spouse more prone to heart attack, stroke.
- NewsShots prevented cases resulting from enterovirus 71.
- News in BriefA large analysis shows an association between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and slightly higher risks of ADHD, but it does not prove the pain reliever causes the disorder.
- News in BriefData from nine studies show fewer recurrences than fixes with sutures only.
- News in BriefClotting risk after pregnancy, driving after a stroke and more presented February 12-14 in San Diego.
- NewsA study of young and middle-aged adults adds to evidence of the drug’s harmful effects.
- News in BriefStudy in pigs suggests hydrogel treatment might minimize the risk of heart failure in survivors.
- NewsThree in 10 patients seeking treatment for hand bites were hospitalized, study finds.