immune system

Sobriety Check

This Is What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Drinking

Here's how a substantial phase of sobriety could affect your immune system, sleep, and even your skin.
Grant Stoddard
1.8.19
grief

I Grieved a Stranger After He Killed Himself in Front of Me

Let the healing begin.
Rajul Punjabi
3.20.18
Organ Donation

What it's Like to Be 18 and on Your Third Heart

A few months before her 13th birthday, a doctor told Carlee Baladez that she would need a second transplant.
Megan Jula
7.5.17
It's Science

Weed and Hot Peppers Show Potential for Soothing Your Gut

Mice were also effectively “cured” of type-1 diabetes.
Jesse Hicks
4.26.17
Whoa

In the Future Vaccines Will Be Stab-Free

Getting a shot may soon be as easy as popping a pill.
Jesse Hicks
3.16.17
How Not to Die

You Better Hope Science Finds a Way to Kill These Super Bacteria

The World Health Organization ID'd 12 of the scariest strains.
Denny Watkins
3.1.17
fun with science

Why Viruses Kill More Men Than Women

A new study suggests it's not what science previously thought.
Denny Watkins
12.15.16
Why Is This Still a Thing?

Why Is the Appendix Still a Thing?

You'd think we would have evolved to not have useless, exploding organs anymore.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.6.16
lit up

What Ayahuasca Taught Me About Taking Care of My Health

A case for psychosomatic medicine.
Ana Cecilia Alvarez
11.26.15
ICEMAN

The Man Who Uses Meditation to Conquer Extreme Cold

Wim Hof has used the power of his mind to stay submerged in ice for hours and run a marathon in the desert with no water.
Matt Shea
Daisy-May Hudson
7.16.15
News

New Test Knows Every Virus That Has Ever Infected Your Body

An entire viral history of you.
Jason Koebler
6.4.15
Stuff

The Hard Reality of Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Sufferers aren't just "being tired all the time"—their brains can't connect properly to the spinal nerve tracts and so fail to control vital bodily functions. It's time we started taking it seriously.
Rose Lewenstein
6.3.15
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