Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Catch the Flu

Most symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's response to the virus.


Does Working in an Open-Plan Office Affect Your Health?

Critics note that they are distracting, uncomfortable, increase stress, hurt productivity and potentially spread germs.


Thousands of People Voted on the Grossest Thing in the World

There are six categories of things that most people find disgusting.


The 'Health Tourism' Scare Is Dangerous Bullshit That's Bad for Your Health

It's a racist smoke-screen that puts everyone at risk.


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."


What It's Like to Grow Up with an Alcoholic Mum

It's an embarrassing, never-ending story that makes me feel like a cliché.


How Scared Should We Be of the Potentially Deadly Bacteria C. Diff?

A new study says the nasty little guy gives 500,000 people a year a horrible, possibly fatal form of diarrhea.


Living with the Intense Fear of Vomiting

No seafood, no school trips – since I was seven years old, my life has been governed by a phobia of sick.


Is Virtual Reality Really the Future of Video Games?

The world wasn't ready for VR in the 1990s – but is today's market likely to be more accepting of household headsets?


Chill Out, You're Probably Not Going to Die From the Flu

People are freaking out about how this is the worst flu season yet. We asked a few experts whether or not we're really about to relive the movie Contagion.


The Weed-Induced Disease That Makes You Throw Up and Take Scalding Hot Showers

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a real thing that can happen to you if you smoke too much weed. The good news is that to stop the symptoms, you just have to stop getting high.