'Family-Friendly' Occupations for Women Are a Myth
A New York Times story pushed medicine as the ideal career for women. A closer look at data shows "better work-life balance" is actually "choosing careers that require fewer hours" and "still relatively less pay."
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I Took My Mom's Online Nursing Courses for Her
She needed sleep—and more hours at her day job to help me get through my own school.
Opinion: Doctors Privately Use Cruel Words to Describe Their Patients
The field's "professional language" can be pejorative, paternalistic, and aggressive.
Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men
"You shouldn't have a 20-year-old with coronary artery disease."
The Power of the Nocebo Effect
Nocebo is the evil twin of the placebo effect—and my constant companion. I set out to find out what it is, and how I could learn to harness the more positive effects of medical mind games.
Why Does the Sun Make Some People Sneeze?
A little girl's drawing on Reddit sheds light on why some people react to sunlight with and "ACHOO!"
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast
When Women's Pain Isn't Taken Seriously
In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. But for some women, the experience can be unbearably painful.
This Artist Is Making Work Out of the Literal Blood of LGBTQ People
Jordan Eagles is protesting the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policies.
VICE News Tonight on HBO
The opioid epidemic has a "silver lining" that's saving lives
A record-high uptick in organs available for donation could be the one good thing to come out of the crisis.
This algorithm reads X-rays better than doctors do
Artificial intelligence has some radiologists worried about automation.
The Tonic Guide to Healthcare
A comprehensive, easy-to-follow FAQ about getting medical care, whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all.
Fight to Repair
'I’m Possibly Alive Because It Exists:' Why Sleep Apnea Patients Rely on a CPAP Machine Hacker
An Australian hacker has spent thousands of hours hacking the DRM that medical device manufacturers put on CPAP machines to create a free tool that lets patients modify their treatment.