Hannah Docter-Loeb

Hannah Docter-Loeb is a freelance writer who covers science, pop culture, and her hometown of Washington, D.C. She holds a biology degree from Wesleyan University, where she served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper, the Argus.

Hannah’s writing has been published in Slate, Medium, Yahoo, Business Insider, Nature, The Washington Post, National Geographic, PBS, VICE, The Daily Beast, Salon, Polygon, Popular Science, Poynter Online, Nieman Lab, and many more.

Health

These Ultra-Processed Plant-Based Foods Might Increase the Risk For Many Diseases

Not all plant-based meals are healthy.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Health

Your Mouthwash Might Be Harming This Key Part of Your Health

Researchers found there was a significant difference in the oral microbiome between those who used an alcohol-based mouthwash and a normal mouthwash.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Health

This Wild Study Gave People An Extra Thumb — And Watched Them Thrive

A third thumb could change human capabilities drastically — but can we handle it mentally?

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Feature

How 'Shrek 2' Pulled Off the Impossible

Mike Myers and the team behind the Dreamworks sequel on improving the animation, creating a perfect soundtrack, and the rise of the Shrek Rave.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Health

This New Map Of Gene Regulation Could Change The Way We See The Human Brain

A project to map the gene regulation responsible for brain development takes some big first steps.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Health

Are Fish Oil Supplements Too Good To Be True? Here's What a New Study Found

A recent cohort study looked at the long-term effects of regular use of the supplements and its association with cardiovascular disease.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Health

A New Study Found Microplastics In Every Testicle It Sampled — How Bad Is That?

They’ve also been found in almost every human organ.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Health

The Longest Clinical Trial Of The Latest Blockbuster Weight Loss Drug Shows It Is Far From Side-Effect Free

A recent clinical trial provides more insight into the longer term effects of Wegovy.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Detox

What Actually Helps Seasonal Depression? Probably Not What You Think

Regardless of why or when it occurs, seasonal depression manifests in similar ways and often falls on a spectrum.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb
Detox

What Causes Red Wine Headaches? A Wine Chemist May Finally Know

Despite the fact that the red wine headache has been known about for decades, researchers are still debating the exact cause of the malady.

ByHannah Docter-Loeb