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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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

My Search for a Fat-Positive Doctor

We talk to Charlotte Zoller about her quest to find healthcare providers who don't shame for her weight.
VICE Staff
8.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

America's Young Doctors Are Embracing Universal Healthcare

Unlike their older counterparts, today's physicians are looking to single-payer solutions.
VICE Staff
8.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

CRISPR Is More Damaging to DNA Than We Thought

Several studies have uncovered serious problems with the gene-editing tech, throwing its therapeutic potential in doubt.
VICE Staff
7.20.18
Food

This Guy Served His Friends Tacos Made from His Own Amputated Leg

“One friend had to spit me into a napkin.”
Beckett Mufson
6.12.18
Desus & Mero

How the World's First Successful Total Penis and Scrotum Transplant Worked

Desus and Mero put on their hypothetical scrubs to learn about the landmark procedure.
Sarah Bellman
4.25.18
cocaine

The UK Is the World's Biggest Importer of Legal Cocaine

The country has bought more than 80 percent of all licit cocaine around the world.
Tom Usher
4.16.18
crime

Two Pro Witnesses Used Junk Science to Send Innocent People to Prison

A notorious medical examiner and forensic dentist helped doom people for decades in one of America's most nightmarish episodes.
Seth Ferranti
2.22.18
10 Questions

Ten Questions You Always Wanted to Ask Someone Committed to a Psych Ward

Is the modern psych ward really the cuckoo's nest we've been led to believe it is?
Justin Caffier
1.4.18
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