medicine

healthcare

Opinion: Doctors Privately Use Cruel Words to Describe Their Patients

The field's "professional language" can be pejorative, paternalistic, and aggressive.
Michael Zirulnik
Jonathan Cartsonis
5.28.19
tech-features

Medical Textbooks Overwhelmingly Use Pictures of Young White Men

"You shouldn't have a 20-year-old with coronary artery disease."
Rose Eveleth
5.9.19
mind

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.
Shayla Love
3.27.19
Culture

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!"
Beckett Mufson
1.24.19
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.
VICE Staff
1.23.19
Culture

This Artist Is Making Work Out of the Literal Blood of LGBTQ People

Jordan Eagles is protesting the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policies.
Claire Voon
1.18.19
healthcare guides

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.
Tonic Editors
12.11.18
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.
Jason Koebler
11.15.18
mental health

The Unique Struggle of Being a Nurse with Depression

When I was a nursing student, all I wanted was to be seen as an efficient caregiver. That became difficult when I couldn't take care for myself.
Risa Kerslake
11.9.18
Conservation

Tiger Bones and Rhino Horns Are No Longer Banned for Medicine in China

A 25-year ban has been altered to allow the animal parts to be used in medical research and healing, despite the fact that both species are worse off now.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.31.18
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

FDA: No, You Can't Sell Vape Juice Spiked with Viagra

The agency busted an e-cig company after finding traces of prescription medications in its "healthcare flavors."
Drew Schwartz
10.15.18
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