Cancer

Millennials get it, too.

body

Gyms Are Home to Extreme Tanning Bed Use

"Three gym chains alone house over 10,000 tanning beds nationwide.”
Sherry Pagoto
7.18.18
dogs

A Contagious Form of Dog Cancer May Be Linked to Early American Canines

The cancer is known as Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor, or CTVT.
Máire Ní Leathlobhair
7.12.18
body

How to Do a Family Medical History

It can be important for detecting serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and strokes.
Cindy Kuzma
7.11.18
Fighting Words

All the Ways People Shame My Post-Cancer Body

You can miss me with the fake nipples, doc.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
6.22.18
Cancer

How to Check Yourself for the Deadliest Kind of Skin Cancer

Melanoma cases have been rising in the US for the past 20 years.
Virgie Townsend
6.12.18
What's Freaking Me Out

These Are the Chemicals That Should Not Be in Your Hair Products

Is 'sulfate-free' a good thing? What's up with parabens? What are the ingredients we should be avoiding completely?
Melissa Pandika
6.11.18
Race

Relaxers Aren't the Only Hair Products With Questionable Chemicals Marketed to Black Women

So much time, money, and anxiety goes into making black hair conform to white standards—only for it to potentially harm black people’s health.
Melissa Pandika
6.4.18
immigration

When Being Treated for Cancer Could Get You Deported

What happens when an undocumented immigrant has a life-threatening diagnosis? Even in states with generous care, a patient can face difficult life-and-death choices.
Dan Gorenstein, Kaiser Health News
5.16.18
mind

The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

It's not just mind over matter.
Nina Shapiro, M.D.
5.2.18
POOP

Kim Jong-un Travels With His Own Toilet to Protect His Feces

"The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”
Jesse Hicks
4.26.18
Eat This

This Is What Eating the Hottest Pepper on Earth Will Do to Your Body

It's eight times hotter than a habañero.
Dana Smith
4.16.18
Your Brain

Brain Tumors Caused This Neuroscientist To Lose Her Mind

"I became a monster, basically, in my own body, with my own personality exaggerated to the point it became a caricature of myself."
Shayla Love
4.3.18