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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
These Five Charts Help Explain Why the South Is So Unhealthy
People in southern states die earlier from a variety of chronic conditions.
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.
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.
A Drink or Two After Work Is Fine For Your Health
Still, you should probably take a night off here and there.
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.
You'll Probably Live Longer if You Have a Dog
They're simply the best.
Assisted Death Was the Best Option For My Grandmother
I got a text from my sister: On Friday, our Oma was going to die.