public health


Letter to the Editor: Port-a-Potties Are Good, Actually

Apparently not everyone is revolted by the poop prisons.
Karleen Kos

A Meat Tax Is Probably a Good Idea

This past tax day, PETA rolled out an unappetizing idea: a meat tax. But when we dug into the details of their proposal, we found that it's more than just trolling.
Mike Pearl

On Set with the Woman Making Mormon Porn in Utah

On this episode of 'Slutever,' Karley Sciortino meets the woman creating lesbian Mormon porn in a state that's declared the medium a "public health crisis."
VICE Staff

How Suicide-Prevention Experts Pitched a Gun Show

More than half of all suicides in the United States are carried out with a firearm, and gun suicides make up the majority of fatal shootings.
Maura Ewing

The World Is 'Grossly Unprepared' for the Next Big Virus Outbreak, Study Finds

Which is a problem, because infectious diseases are projected to become only more common.
Katherine Gillespie
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Vaccine Skeptic RFK Jr. Says He's Chairing Trump's 'Vaccine Safety' Commission

Like Trump, the environmental activist has floated the widely debunked claim that vaccines are linked to autism.
Lauren Messman

Here’s Your Chance To Understand 3-D Printing Once and For All

A full look at the societal impact—from medical to creative to economic—of 3D-printing technology.
Diana Shi

How Far Away Is the FDA from Allowing Gay Men to Donate Blood?

Experts and activists spoke to promising signs amid a frustratingly slow pace of change to what some call a discriminatory ban.
Matt Baume
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of a Contagious Disease Wiping Out Humanity?

Can the microbes just decide to rise up and destroy us?
Mike Pearl
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The World Health Organization Just Declared the Zika Virus a Global Public Health Emergency

The Zika virus, which reportedly can cause serious birth defects if it infects pregnant women, has spread rapidly from Africa and Asia to the Americas.
Allie Conti

What Life Was Like on the Ground During the Ebola Crisis

We spoke with correspondent Danny Gold about the psychological effects of reporting on a deadly epidemic, and if the world will be better prepared for the next one.
Dory Carr-Harris
VICE Australia

We Spent a Night with Paramedics to Find Out if Australia Is Really Facing a Meth Epidemic

Turns out the problems caused by drugs are dwarfed by the carnage caused by booze.
VICE Staff