Matilda Whitworth

guide

A Young Person's Guide to Checking Your Breasts for Cancer

It's the most common cancer affecting women, with one in eight being diagnosed at some point in our lives.
Matilda Whitworth
4.6.16
guide

A Young Person's Guide to Checking Your Balls for Cancer

Testicular cancer is one of the most common diseases affecting young people with balls, which is why a guide to self-examination could save your life.
Matilda Whitworth
3.23.16
Interviews

The Plastic Surgeon Treating Severe Burn Victims with Spray-On Skin

Fiona Wood's revolutionary treatment, ReCell, lets skin grow on the patient instead of in a culture flask.
Matilda Whitworth
3.14.16
Tattoos

A Tattoo Artist Explains Why She Got Her Eyeballs Inked

Ten years in medicine has made me weary of anything dangerous, especially eye tattoos. So I sat down with my recently inked friend to hear her perspective on the new body modification fad.
Matilda Whitworth
3.3.16
Stuff

Why Does Evolution Want Infidelity to Hurt So Much?

Evolutionary psychology has made attempts to understand why humans hate cheaters so much, but no one has come up with an ironclad explanation.
Matilda Whitworth
12.8.15
Stuff

Why Do Hangovers Start Hurting Way Worse in Our 20s?

A scientific explanation of why three wines is suddenly enough to ruin your life.
Matilda Whitworth
12.3.15
Stuff

Can You Really Become Addicted to a Drug After Just One Hit?

The idea that one toke on a crack pipe destroys your life is popular, but it contradicts what we know about brain chemistry.
Matilda Whitworth
10.23.15