asthma

Asking for a friend

Why Does My Throat Always Feel So Phlegmy?

Here’s what to do if postnasal drip gets out of control.
Julie Stewart
9.10.18
Race and Health

Relaxers Aren't the Only Hair Products With Questionable Chemicals Marketed to Black Women

So much time, money, and anxiety goes into making black hair conform to white standards—only for it to potentially harm black people’s health.
Melissa Pandika
6.4.18
What's Freaking Me Out

When the Rare Birth Control Pill Side Effect Happens to You

Stomach pain and asthma are occasionally linked to hormonal contraception.
Natasha Preskey
4.27.18
immunity

This Is How Living in a City Affects Your Immune System

Kids exposed to critters and their germs tend to be better off.
Markham Heid
3.27.18
Stuck in the 50s

Medical Studies Still Exclude People of Color

And that's a huge problem.
Alexandra Ossola
6.2.17
Life Inside

The Time I Ran a Marathon in Prison

The pain helps me be free, in a way, from the monotony of my life.
Jonathan Chiu
5.12.17
iPhone Medicine

How iPhone Health Tracking Data Can Help Us Understand Asthma

Apple's ResearchKit framework makes it easier to enroll patients in medical studies.
Knvul Sheikh
3.15.17
Holy Shit

A Third of People With Asthma Might Not Actually Have It

It's often confused for allergies, acid reflux, and more.
Denny Watkins
1.18.17
Health

After Escaping War, Syrian Refugees Are Left Facing ‘Silent Killers'

Non-communicable diseases like diabetes are prevalent among some refugee communities.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.4.17
Stuff

How Having a Chronic Illness Can Screw Up Your Sex Life

Imagine stopping mid-coitus to grab your inhaler because sex is causing an asthma attack.
Alison Segel
3.1.16
Health

This Common Asthma Drug Made Old Rats Act Like Young Rats Again

Scientists found a common asthma medication can be repurposed to encourage rejuvenation and new cell growth in rat brains.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.24.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Otter in the Seattle Aquarium Has Asthma and It's Adorable

Its trainers have taught it to use an inhaler.
River Donaghey
9.17.15
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