immunity

Stress

Why Being Stressed All the Time Can Make You Sick

Early-life stress is especially concerning, according to recent research.
Adam Moeser
1.7.19
skin

What Is Vitiligo and Why Do People Develop It?

Winnie Harlow and Amy Deanna, models who have vitiligo, are defying the stigma associated with the skin condition but it’s still a burden for many people.
Julie Stewart
1.4.19
body

This Is What Happens to Your Body When it's Shocked by Freezing Water

People who take the polar bear plunge often talk of feeling invigorated, like they've downed a shot glass of pure energy.
Matt Jancer
1.2.19
body

Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
Drugs

Prescription Drugs Made Overseas Are a Risk to Your Health

The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
Srinath Perur
10.30.18
Flu

Exactly What Happens to Your Body When You Catch the Flu

Most symptoms are actually caused by your immune system's response to the virus.
Laura Haynes
10.23.18
body

There Are More Than 380 Trillion Viruses in Your Body at Any Time

Viruses on your skin? Check. Viruses in your lungs? Check. Viruses in your pee? Check.
Chandrabli Ghose
David Pride
10.9.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Jon Hassell's "Anxiety-Easing, Life-Enhancing" New LP

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Hassell's 'Listening to Pictures,' Jon Hopkins's 'Immunity' and 'Singularity,' and Jlin's 'Black Origami.'
Robert Christgau
6.15.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is it to Wear Your Shoes in the House?

The final word on whether dragging in all that bacteria on your shoes will actually make you sick.
Elizabeth Brown
5.16.18
Asking for a friend

Is it Safe to Eat Food That a Fly Landed on?

"In addition to regurgitation, the fly might defecate as it explores the new surface.”
Abigail Fagan
5.10.18
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
Asking for a friend

What Happens if I Spend All My Time in Artificial Light?

Nearly half of adults are so short on rays that they're deficient in vitamin D.
Kristen Dold
3.23.18
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