Health

money-inequality

Rich Investors Were Supposed to Save This Hospital. Instead They Helped Destroy It.

There's not much stopping private equity titans from buying distressed hospitals and replacing them with luxury condos.
Allie Conti
3 days ago
abortion

For Women of Color, Family Shame Can Make Abortions Traumatic

In households where it's common to keep dating a secret, an unplanned pregnancy brings up many challenges.
Sarah Krichel
4 days ago
sexual health

Remember Crabs? Turns Out They Didn't Disappear Along With Our Pubes

When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.
Mark Hay
7.12.19
food news

Scientists Say Chemical Found in Spinach Is Basically a Steroid, Should Be Banned for Athletes

Tired: blaming boner pills for your doping allegations. Wired: blaming a salad!
Jelisa Castrodale
6.26.19
food news

Oh Great, Eating Fast Food Might Wreck Your Sperm Count

Pizza and jalapeño poppers: great for a late-night drunk snack, not so great for your little swimmers, a study says.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.26.19
Health

Med Students Are Doing Vaginal Exams on Unconscious, Non-Consenting Patients

The practice is still legal in 42 states despite decades-long ethical concerns. In the #MeToo era, things are starting to change.
Hannah Harris Green
6.26.19
Health

Abortion Bans Are Tools of Misogyny and Oppression, Says Planned Parenthood President

"We just have to call it out for what it is."
Seamus Kirst
6.25.19
Health

Being Black in America Is a Health Risk. It's Time for Reparations.

Cash would not only be a form of repayment, it would also undeniably improve people's health.
Jason Silverstein
6.19.19
climate change

Climate Change May Be Spawning Flesh-Eating Bacteria in New Jersey

Put them together with "brain-eating" amoeba, and it's shaping up to be a summer from hell.
Alex Norcia
6.18.19
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
6.14.19
food news

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

Oh cool, just the nightmare we needed today.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.11.19
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
5.31.19
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