illness

Health

The World Is 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
1.24.17
Health

What It's Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder

"I keep seeing my neighbor's pool in winter, just an empty bowl of dusty blue tiles. Imagine standing in the middle of that, when suddenly, the pool fills up. In an instant, you're drowning."
Patrick Marlborough
10.10.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Inside Madagascar's 'City of Flies'

Photos from life in a garbage dump.
Riccardo Bononi
5.27.16
Post Mortem

How to Have Sex on Your Deathbed

Just because you're slowly dying of a terminal illness doesn't mean you're not thinking about sex.
Simon Davis
10.7.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Stoners Are Pissed Off About a Study Claiming That the Munchies Might Be Causing Diabetes

They should probably just smoke a joint and chill out.
Carlton Férment
9.16.15
Stuff

Why We Need to Better Understand Psychosomatic Illness

VICE spoke to neurologist and author Suzanne O'Sullivan about her new book, <i>It's All in Your Head</i>.
Hope Whitmore
8.27.15
Stuff

'Exploding Head Syndrome' Is Keeping Me Awake at Night and I Don't Know Why

According to the specialist I spoke to, being awoken by loud noises in the night is common among students and psychiatric patients Weirdly, the loud noises only seem to exist in my brain.
Michael Segalov
7.21.15
Stuff

Toxic Shock: Why This Woman Is Suing a Tampon Company After Losing Her Leg

After toxic shock syndrome nearly killed Lauren Wasser, the former model and athlete has devoted herself to rectifying what she sees as serious problems with the tampon industry.
Tori Telfer
6.17.15
Stuff

This Is the Reality of Living With M.E.

M.E. doesn't just mean "being tired all the time" – the brain can't connect properly to the spinal nerve tracts and so fails to control vital bodily functions. It's time we started taking it seriously.
Rose Lewenstein
6.3.15
News

We Spoke to the Women Fighting Australia’s Tampon Tax

Australia's 15 years of taxing periods may finally be coming to an end soon. But why has this recent campaign been more successful than previous attempts?
Emma Do
6.2.15
Food

A Girl Copied My Nutella-Only Diet and Called Me a Pussy

I ate nothing but Nutella for a week and wrote about how shitty it was. Later, this girl tried it and said it was easy. I called her to disagree.
David Allegretti
5.25.15
Stuff

Chill Out, You're Probably Not Going to Die From the Flu

People are freaking out about how this is the worst flu season yet. We asked a few experts whether or not we're really about to relive the movie <i>Contagion</i>.
Arielle Pardes
1.7.15
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