liver

Health

A Woman Who Overdosed on Paracetamol Describes the Pain

Paracetamol overdose is the leading cause of liver failure in the western world... and it's excruciating.
Laura Woods
2.20.19
Sobriety Check

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking

Here's how a substantial phase of sobriety could affect your immune system, sleep, and even your skin.
Grant Stoddard
1.9.19
alcohol

The Man Who Spent a Decade Traveling the World in Search of a Hangover Cure

There is a single remedy that he now swears by.
Eric Spitznagel
12.11.18
Drugs

What You Need to Know About Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

While common, the combination of the two drugs can be toxic and highly dangerous.
Julie Stewart
11.7.18
addiction

It Was Only When I Quit Drinking That I Realised How Bad It Was For Me

Maybe some of us need pictures of liver cirrhosis on bottles of gin.
James Wilt
1.16.18
dryuary

How Much Good Does Not Drinking for a Month Actually Do?

January seems like the perfect month to lay off the booze for a bit, but why would you? Why?
Esmee Schenck De Jong
1.9.17
Health

I'm Bored Unless I'm Drunk, But Is That Actually a Problem?

I'm not an alcoholic, I just like getting buzzed as regularly as possible. So I tried to find an expert who'd tell me that was okay.
Julian Morgans
10.14.16
Stuff

I Consulted Some Experts to Find Out Whether I'm a Weekend Warrior or a Problem Drinker

A "drinking problem" can be a little hard to pin down, medically speaking.
Jackie Hong
7.20.15
Stuff

Wait, is Giving Weed to Pets a Good Idea?

Medical marijuana for animals could be a good idea, but it's not an excuse to get blazed with your pets.
Wendy Syfret
4.23.15
Stuff

What It's Like Growing Up on an Organ-Transplant Waitlist

"When I was eight months old doctors gave me a few months to live. Then I was put on the organ-waiting list."
Jack Callil
3.13.15
News

Seven People Caught Hepatitis A From Frozen Berries

How did a poo-borne virus get all up in Australia's pancakes?
Charlie Braithwaite
2.16.15