Mortality

body

Millions of Americans Have a Parasite and Don't Realize It

Very few people have even heard of Chagas disease, cysticercosis, toxocariasis, toxoplasmosis, or trichomoniasis.
Matt Jancer
12.19.18
News

Hundreds of People Have Died Taking Selfies, Study Says

A study on deaths resulting from selfies is recommending that we set up “selfie-free zones.”
Mack Lamoureux
10.1.18
exercise

An Out of Shape Slob’s Guide to Running

I’m no good at it, and I hate it. So I asked an expert how to be less miserable.
Mack Lamoureux
7.3.18
peak science

Going to Concerts Helps You Live Longer So I Calculated My Death Age

Another study has linked enjoying live music with adding nine years to your lifespan. I crunched the numbers.
Tshepo Mokoena
3.29.18
High Wire

Why These People Took Drug Combinations That Nearly Killed Them

We asked overdose survivors about the dangerous trend of mixing opioids with depressants or stimulants, a key part of America's larger crisis.
Maia Szalavitz
2.21.18
longevity

These Five Charts Help Explain Why the South Is So Unhealthy

People in southern states die earlier from a variety of chronic conditions.
Jay Maddock
2.8.18
longevity

These Bats Don't Seem to Die of Old Age—Can They Help Extend the Human Lifespan?

Unlike in humans, the telomeres of long-lived bats do not appear to shrink with age.
Kate Lunau
2.7.18
mind

Your Brain Can be Tricked Into Thinking an Experience Is Meaningful

We search for it in in art, relationships, religion—but meaning is actually made inside of our brains.
Caroline Beaton
1.30.18
alcohol

A Drink or Two After Work Is Fine For Your Health

Still, you should probably take a night off here and there.
Markham Heid
12.5.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dog Owners Live Longer and Are Better People, Study Shows

Turns out companionship (and walking) is good for your heart.
Katherine Gillespie
11.20.17
longevity

You'll Probably Live Longer if You Have a Dog

They're simply the best.
Michelle Malia
11.17.17
death

Assisted Death Was the Best Option For My Grandmother

I got a text from my sister: On Friday, our Oma was going to die.
Michelle Malia
9.28.17
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