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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."