After Leaving Thousands in Agony, the CDC Is Finally Clarifying Its Painkiller Restrictions
The agency is addressing the widespread suffering caused by the crackdown on opioids—the result of predictable misapplication of its guidelines.
In States That Won’t Legalize Weed, Veterans Are Changing Minds
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.
We Asked Experts if CBD-Spiked Foods Do Anything at All
CBD oil is in everything from gummies to cold brew, but does it actually have any benefits if it's combined with other ingredients?
Living With It
We Looked Into the Real Benefits of Acupuncture
The deal with acupuncture's effect on pain, fertility, depression, and everything else people use it for.
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.
When Women Are Denied Pain Relief During Invasive Procedures
In the UK, hysteroscopies—a procedure by which doctors examine the inside of the uterus—are routinely performed without any form of pain relief. For some women, the experience can be unbearably painful, and traumatizing.
When I Get Hurt in a Dream, My Body Feels it Even After I Wake Up
"I dreamed that a swarm of bees or wasps attacked my feet. When I woke up, my feet were burning and tingly. It was very painful.”
The Man Who Spent a Decade Traveling the World in Search of a Hangover Cure
There is a single remedy that he now swears by.
How to Use Hypnosis for Pain and Anxiety
As in, it's not as outlandish as it sounds.
The People Who Build Our Towns Are Dying of Overdoses More Than Anyone Else
Recent analyses show that people in the construction industry are six times more likely to die of an opioid overdose than other workers.
This Week in Science
The Shape of Your Body Influences What People Think of Your Personality
Rectangular bodies are associated with different personality traits than curvier ones.