Cancer

Millennials get it, too.

Skin Deep
Skin Deep

This Terrifying App Shows You What Not Using Sunscreen Will Do to Your Face

Sunface is a free facial aging app that lets you take a selfie and see what your skin will look like in the future based on your level of UV exposure.
Susan Rinkunas
7.27.18
LGBTQ health
LGBTQ health

Here's What Being LGBTQ Can Do to Your Health

Being gay in 2018 means dealing with the health repercussions of old school discrimination plus new, startling research about heart health and cancer.
Joanne Spataro
7.19.18
body
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
mind

The Bizarrely Effective Way Placebos Change Our Bodies

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