Disorders

Culture

Why Does the Sun Make Some People Sneeze?

A little girl's drawing on Reddit sheds light on why some people react to sunlight with and "ACHOO!"
Beckett Mufson
1.24.19
body

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
9.19.18
Dating

Tips on Dating a Woman with ADHD from a Woman with ADHD

Our brains work differently and I’m here to help you.
Celeste Yim
6.9.17
anxiety

A Neuroscientist Explains Why Your Brain Is So Anxious All the Time

Our brains evolved to be on alert for threats. It's just that now, with so many things to worry about, we're constantly worried.
Arielle Pardes
8.3.16
Stuff

My Friend, the Compulsive Hoarder

The story of a real-life hoarder who lived a trash-strewn nightmare for years, and a friend who documented his road to recovery.
Caspar Clemens Mierau
12.23.15
Health

The Rare Skin Disease 'Epidermolysis Bullosa' Is Actual Hell

But researchers are finally starting to make a dent in the excruciating, often-fatal disease.
Michael Byrne
7.12.15
Health

Not Being Able to Swallow Can Ruin More Than Your Appetite

Some ten million Americans—and many others worldwide—suffer from dysphagia: swallowing disorders. And the toll it takes on your social life is as great as that on your body.
Tove Danovich
3.13.15
Stuff

Why It's So Hard to Talk About Male Anorexia

I was a teenage boy who thought anorexia was a "girl's problem." I was wrong.
Huw Oliver
12.9.14
mental health

Robin Williams' Death Has Inspired Me to Come Out as Bipolar

This is a deeply personal, weird, awkward, unfamiliar bit of information, and sharing it in public like this in many ways feels absolutely fucking terrifying.
Ty Foster
8.12.14