Medical

Drugs

Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics

Therapist Bruce Tobin is striving to give end-of-life cancer patients magic mushrooms in a clinical setting.
Sarah Berman
10.18.18
Travel

Don't Buy This: Travel Insurance Is Usually a Waste of Money

Save your vacation dollars for the fun stuff instead.
Gina Ragusa
5.21.18
black maternal health

Black Mothers Share the Devastating Impact of Racism in Maternal Health Care

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, four Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences to highlight the lasting impact of the racism and trauma Black women too often face when entering motherhood.
Kimberly Lawson
4.17.18
frankly offensive

This Creepy Soft Robot Can Wiggle Inside Your Body

It "grows" like a vine, up to 72 metres.
Jordan Pearson
7.19.17
Food

The Strange History of the Extremely Low-Carb Diet Fad

The "keto diet" was originated created to treat patients with epilepsy and diabetes. Individuals on the version of the diet that's become popular today say it helps to burn fat and also makes their poop float.
Bethy Squires
5.11.17
sculpture

Graphic, Fleshy Sculptures Confront the Abuse of Black Bodies

Doreen Garner's visceral sculptures interrogate the history of medical experimentation on Black Americans.
Anna Marks
5.10.17
Health

Women Make Better Doctors—But They Face Discrimination and Burnout

A shockingly high amount of female physicians report facing discrimination on the job, according to a new study study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine Journal.
Diana Tourjée
5.8.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

It's About to Get Much Easier to Buy Medicinal Weed in Australia

Australia's federal health minister announced new measures aimed at bringing a surplus of the drug to the country in just eight weeks.
Katherine Gillespie
2.22.17
Culture

Your Pain Is Not Real: How Doctors Discriminate Against Women

Because of sexist myths about health and pain, women have more difficulty getting proper diagnoses and treatment for serious conditions.
Emalie Marthe
2.12.17
Stuff

Cracking the Cranial Vault: What It Feels Like to Perform Brain Surgery

It felt medieval when I put her in pins. It was my first time peeling down scalp and opening the skull of living human, a thrill unlike any other. Ten years and thousands of surgeries later, the experience is still branded into my own head.
Dr. Rahul Jandial
10.23.16
Broadly

Why Women Bruise More Easily Than Men

In an effort to solve one of life's greatest mysteries, we talked with a slew of dermatologists and medical experts to help us understand where the hell all these bruises came from.
Bethy Squires
9.9.16
Canada

This Little Silver Cube Could Be the Future of Personal DNA Testing

Medical diagnostics is about to have an ‘iPhone moment’.
Martin J. Smith
8.19.16
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