body

family

The Jarring Experience of Learning You Were Conceived With Donor Sperm or Eggs

"In the beginning my body felt invaded. And I didn’t know who made up the other half of me.”
Louise McLoughlin
20 hours ago
skin

Tattoo Parlors Are Bragging About Their 'Healthy' Vegan Tattoos

Is vegan ink actually better for you?
Misha Gajewski
a day ago
Fighting Words

It’s Too Early to Celebrate ‘Progress’ on the Opioid Epidemic

Instead of taking credit for small wins, the White House needs to treat the drug epidemic like the public health emergency Trump said it was almost a year ago.
Ryan Hampton
2 days ago
Advice for Anxious People

What It Means if You Hate Having Your Picture Taken

For those of us who prefer not to be the focus of attention, it used to be so much easier to hide.
Christian Jarrett
2 days ago
Phys Ed

How to Do a Squat Without Messing Up Your Knees

Squats might be the most important part of your workout and most people have never done one correctly.
Rajul Punjabi
3 days ago
body

Scientists Are Starting to Understand Thousands of Rare Diseases That Affect Children

Seventeen years since the first draft of the human genome, our genes are giving up their secrets and bringing hope to parents around the world.
Linda Geddes
3 days ago
The VICE Guide to Life

Nobody Wants to Be the One to Point Out a Friend's Drinking Problem

Here's how to do it.
Cindy Kuzma
3 days ago
Race

The Need for Patient Advocacy When You're Black in the Doctor's Office

Doctors tells us the most effective ways to advocate for a friend or family member.
George M. Johnson
3 days ago
Fighting Words

Brett Kavanaugh Is a Threat to Disabled People’s Rights

Kavanaugh’s record suggests he doesn’t recognize the inherent humanity and value of the disability community at large.
S.E. Smith
4 days ago
Eat This

There Are Nearly 1,000 Chemicals in Our Food That Have Never Been Tested for Safety

Why the FDA and the EPA aren't set up to protect us from contaminants in the food we eat.
Kristin Lawless
4 days ago
Living With It

I Thought I Was Gaining Weight, Then Doctors Found a 20-Pound Cyst on My Ovaries

No matter how much I worked out, my stomach refused to shrink. Turns out I wasn't gaining weight, I was just carrying a fluid-filled nightmare.
Alia Marsha
4 days ago
body

We Looked Into Whether It's Worth Taking Magnesium Supplements

Magnesium has been touted as a treatment for everything from insomnia and depression to high blood pressure and glucose levels, but does it really work as advertised?
Colleen de Bellefonds
4 days ago