Rachael Rettner

Health reporter for @LiveScience. CA native. Writer, runner, dessert lover and tree nerd.

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A Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Is on the Rise in Kids. Scientists Don't Know Why.
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A Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Is on the Rise in Kids. Scientists Don't Know Why.
October, 16 2018
Woman's Vomiting Bouts Tied to Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome. And Yes, Hot Showers Helped.
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Woman's Vomiting Bouts Tied to Mysterious Marijuana Syndrome. And Yes, Hot Showers Helped.
October, 16 2018
Man Dies from Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains
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Man Dies from Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains
October, 15 2018
The FDA Found Hundreds of Supplement Brands Tainted with Rx Drugs. Most Weren't Recalled.
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The FDA Found Hundreds of Supplement Brands Tainted with Rx Drugs. Most Weren't Recalled.
October, 12 2018
More Cases of Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness Pop Up Around the US
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More Cases of Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness Pop Up Around the US
October, 11 2018
Brave Volunteers Got Whooping Cough Bacteria Put Up Their Noses, For Science
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Brave Volunteers Got Whooping Cough Bacteria Put Up Their Noses, For Science
October, 10 2018
Typhus Outbreak Tied to Fleas Sickens Dozens in LA
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Typhus Outbreak Tied to Fleas Sickens Dozens in LA
October, 9 2018
A Man Took Antibiotics Before Going to the Dentist. He Developed An Ultra-Rare Brain Side Effect
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A Man Took Antibiotics Before Going to the Dentist. He Developed An Ultra-Rare Brain Side Effect
October, 7 2018
Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA to Young Cancer Patients. Here's How to Prevent It.
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Therapy Dogs Can Spread MRSA to Young Cancer Patients. Here's How to Prevent It.
October, 5 2018
Why Cases of UTIs Increase During Summer: It May Really Be the Weather
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Why Cases of UTIs Increase During Summer: It May Really Be the Weather
October, 5 2018
Ancient Mediterranean 'Juglet' Contained Traces of Opium
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Ancient Mediterranean 'Juglet' Contained Traces of Opium
October, 3 2018
A Woman Was Hit By a Wave at the Beach. It Ruptured One of Her Arteries.
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A Woman Was Hit By a Wave at the Beach. It Ruptured One of Her Arteries.
October, 2 2018
Drinking More Water Really Does Ward Off UTIs
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Drinking More Water Really Does Ward Off UTIs
October, 1 2018
Father Transmits HIV to Newborn Son in Rare Case: How Did It Happen?
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Father Transmits HIV to Newborn Son in Rare Case: How Did It Happen?
September, 28 2018
Many People with Appendicitis Don't Need Surgery, Just Antibiotics
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Many People with Appendicitis Don't Need Surgery, Just Antibiotics
September, 27 2018
Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Pot Made People Bleed. Here's How Doctors Treated Them.
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Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Pot Made People Bleed. Here's How Doctors Treated Them.
September, 26 2018
Syphilis Cases Surge Among US Newborns, Reaching 20-Year High
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Syphilis Cases Surge Among US Newborns, Reaching 20-Year High
September, 25 2018
Pregnant Women May Now Have a New Way to Limit Unhealthy Weight Gain
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Pregnant Women May Now Have a New Way to Limit Unhealthy Weight Gain
September, 25 2018
Woman's Swollen Pinkie Finger Was Rare Sign of Tuberculosis
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Woman's Swollen Pinkie Finger Was Rare Sign of Tuberculosis
September, 20 2018
Woman's Liver Problems Tied to Her Turmeric Supplement
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Woman's Liver Problems Tied to Her Turmeric Supplement
September, 17 2018
Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case
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Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case
September, 15 2018
Boy Miraculously Survives Being Impaled with Meat Skewer Through His Head
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Boy Miraculously Survives Being Impaled with Meat Skewer Through His Head
September, 13 2018
People Across the Globe Feeling More Sad, Stressed and in Pain Than Ever
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People Across the Globe Feeling More Sad, Stressed and in Pain Than Ever
September, 12 2018
Why Some People Catch a Cold and Others Don't
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Why Some People Catch a Cold and Others Don't
September, 12 2018
First 'Monkeypox' Case Reported in UK. Why You Shouldn't Worry
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First 'Monkeypox' Case Reported in UK. Why You Shouldn't Worry
September, 11 2018
The 'Mona Lisa' Allure: Could It Be the Result of Thyroid Disease?
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The 'Mona Lisa' Allure: Could It Be the Result of Thyroid Disease?
September, 9 2018
How a Cream for Genital Warts Might Also Help with Flu Pandemics
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How a Cream for Genital Warts Might Also Help with Flu Pandemics
September, 7 2018
Why Probiotics May Not Always Help, And Could Actually Do Harm
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Why Probiotics May Not Always Help, And Could Actually Do Harm
September, 6 2018
Sick Passengers on Emirates Flight Test Positive for Flu
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Sick Passengers on Emirates Flight Test Positive for Flu
September, 6 2018
Can You Really Get Sepsis from Trying on Shoes Without Socks?
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Can You Really Get Sepsis from Trying on Shoes Without Socks?
September, 4 2018
Chemicals in Consumer Products May Promote Weight Gain. But There's an Easy Fix.
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Chemicals in Consumer Products May Promote Weight Gain. But There's an Easy Fix.
September, 1 2018
Hundreds of King Bio Homeopathic Products Recalled Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination
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Hundreds of King Bio Homeopathic Products Recalled Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination
August, 31 2018
Cancer Warnings on Coffee Could 'Mislead' Consumers, FDA Says
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Cancer Warnings on Coffee Could 'Mislead' Consumers, FDA Says
August, 30 2018
Heavy Metals May Pose Another Health Risk: Heart Disease
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Heavy Metals May Pose Another Health Risk: Heart Disease
August, 30 2018
Kosher Chicken Tied to Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States, US Officials Say
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Kosher Chicken Tied to Salmonella Outbreak in 4 States, US Officials Say
August, 29 2018
How Ketamine Treats Depression: It Acts Like an Opioid, Study Suggests
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How Ketamine Treats Depression: It Acts Like an Opioid, Study Suggests
August, 29 2018
China Won't Share Its  Samples of a Deadly Flu Virus. Here's Why That's a Problem.
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China Won't Share Its Samples of a Deadly Flu Virus. Here's Why That's a Problem.
August, 28 2018
How a Hangover Affects Your Brain the Next Day
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How a Hangover Affects Your Brain the Next Day
August, 27 2018
What Forehead Wrinkles Might Tell You About Your Heart Health
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What Forehead Wrinkles Might Tell You About Your Heart Health
August, 27 2018
There's No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption, Study Finds
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There's No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption, Study Finds
August, 24 2018
Twitter Bots and Trolls Fuel Online Discord About Vaccines
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Twitter Bots and Trolls Fuel Online Discord About Vaccines
August, 23 2018
UK Woman Contracts Rare 'Flesh-Eating' STD
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UK Woman Contracts Rare 'Flesh-Eating' STD
August, 22 2018
People Need to Stop Taking Wild Raccoons Into Their Homes
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People Need to Stop Taking Wild Raccoons Into Their Homes
August, 21 2018
New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know
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New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know
August, 21 2018
More Women Are Using Pot During Pregnancy. Here's One Reason Why.
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More Women Are Using Pot During Pregnancy. Here's One Reason Why.
August, 20 2018
More Than 70 People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park
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More Than 70 People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park
August, 17 2018
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2018-2019)
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Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2018-2019)
August, 17 2018
Eating Some Carbs, But Not Too Many, Could Help You Live Longer, Study Suggests
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Eating Some Carbs, But Not Too Many, Could Help You Live Longer, Study Suggests
August, 17 2018
The Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened Nearly 650 People Was Caused by This Bacteria
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The Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened Nearly 650 People Was Caused by This Bacteria
August, 17 2018
An Artist Discovered a Parasitic Worm in His Eye, Which He Said 'Guided' His Work
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An Artist Discovered a Parasitic Worm in His Eye, Which He Said 'Guided' His Work
August, 15 2018
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