The World's Other Opioid Crisis

How the war on drugs forces sick, poor people to die in unnecessary agony.
JS Rafaelli
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Woman in China Tried to Cure Her Cancer by Swallowing Maggots

When she checked back into hospital, doctors thought the woman's cancer might have relapsed—until they found her intestines riddled with fly larvae.
Gavin Butler

The Power of the Nocebo Effect

Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Shayla Love
Australia Today

15 Cans of Beer Saved This Guy From Alcohol Poisoning

Doctors in Vietnam treated a severe case of methanol poisoning with a strong dose of tinnies.
Gavin Butler

This Artist Is Making Work Out of the Literal Blood of LGBTQ People

Jordan Eagles is protesting the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policies.
Claire Voon
Australia Today

Court Finds This So-Called Healer Swindled Cancer Patients out of Millions

The founder of Universal Medicine thinks he's the reincarnation of Leonardo Da Vinci. Others think he's the leader of a cult.
Gavin Butler
Australia Today

An Aussie Researcher Insists Maggots Are the Best Way to Heal Wounds

Got an infected scab? Try letting fly larvae eat away the dead flesh.
Gavin Butler

Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China

A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
Kaleigh Rogers

Indonesians are Buying and Selling Human Kidneys on Facebook

The going price for a kidney can range from 5,000 to 90,000 Australian dollars.
Gavin Butler
Australia Today

Funeral Companies are Losing Millions Because Not Enough People are Dying

Several thousand less people seem to have died this year because of a powerful flu vaccine.
Gavin Butler
Australia Today

Funnel-Web Spiders Could Hold the Cure to Skin Cancer

A chemical from the spider's venom gland also proved effective at treating the facial tumours of Tassie devils.
Gavin Butler
Australia Today

Australia is Set to Become the First Country to Eliminate Cervical Cancer

Within the next 20 years, cervical cancer may no longer be considered a public health problem.
Gavin Butler