Health

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
5 hours ago
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
5 hours ago
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
11 hours ago
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
a day ago
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
Health

How to Tell Your Doctor You're Using Drugs

“A psychedelic? Why would you do that?” my doctor asked.
Suzannah Weiss
5.23.19
Health

My Brother Raped Me and My Anti-Abortion State Senator Didn't Care

"I thought maybe I’d gotten through to him—maybe he would vote for an amendment adding exceptions for rape and incest to Ohio's abortion bill. He voted no."
Anonymous
5.23.19
policy

The EPA's Lies About Air Pollution Are Killing Americans

In its latest move to protect industry, the government has ensured that we'll see more deaths from asthma, heart problems and cognitive degeneration.
Ankita Rao
5.21.19
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