Health

Health

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.
Beau Newham
2 days ago
Health

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.
Erica Cirino
2 days ago
Health

People Are Already Dying From Being Denied Abortions

A new study is a reminder of the serious consequences of restricting abortion access.
Kimberly Lawson
3 days ago
Health

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.
Ralph Jones
6.13.19
food news

Girl's Abdominal Blockage Reportedly Caused by Hundreds of Undigested Boba Pearls

Oh cool, just the nightmare we needed today.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.12.19
Science

Please, Don't Use a Vacuum Cleaner to End Your Period Early

We spoke to a gynaecologist about "menstrual extractions".
Nana Baah
6.10.19
mental health

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.
Harry Harris
6.6.19
Health

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?
Emma Grillo
6.3.19
Culture

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.
Sam Nichols
5.31.19
News

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?
Edoardo Liotta
Shamani Joshi
5.28.19
Election Violence

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.
Adi Renaldi
5.24.19
Health

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
Suzannah Weiss
5.24.19
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