An Open Letter to the Person Who Gave Me HIV
Every time I tell someone I’m positive, I think of you. Not in anger, or resentment, but of the things about you that make me smile.
2 days ago
You're Likely Inhaling 11 Tiny Bits of Plastic Per Hour
A new study suggests that our lungs are under siege in our own homes.
2 days ago
People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions
A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
3 days ago
Growing Up with Acne May Make You More Successful Later
A good news day for people with pimples: we dig into the study claiming acne might help you do better in school, and at work.
Girl's Abdominal Blockage Reportedly Caused by Hundreds of Undigested Boba Pearls
Oh cool, just the nightmare we needed today.
Please, Don't Use a Vacuum Cleaner to End Your Period Early
We spoke to a gynaecologist about "menstrual extractions".
How People Are Navigating the Mental Health Crisis With 'Surf Therapy'
The term itself has only been in common usage for the last five years or so, but it's so effective that charities like The Wave Project have now established referral pathways with the NHS.
The Complex Ethics of Saving a Dead Person's Sperm
People are retrieving (and using) sperm from loved ones who've died. Is that OK?
Are Fancy Candles Bad for Your Health? An Investigation
Unlike in food, there are absolutely no requirements for manufacturers to list aromas in candles. And some of the aromas are scary.
Burn-Out Has Officially Become A Medical Condition
Can the World Health Organisation classification help increase awareness of the fact that stress from overworking may lead to death?
Riding Along With the People Saving Lives During the Jakarta Protests
The city's paramedics were stretched thin, fatigued, but still out there helping the injured.
How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs
“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.