Health

body

These Are the Five Most Effective Ways to Cure the Hiccups

Here's what the science says about a few of the most common techniques.
Markham Heid
12.3.18
Fighting Words

Our Wellness Obsession Doesn’t Do Much For People Who Have No Access to Real Produce

True wellness is not just about the individual person.
Shayla Love
11.14.18
Health

Should You Be Worried About Whether Your Tap Water Is Safe?

When it comes to clean water, the most important factor is where you live.
Richard Morgan
10.24.18
anxiety

The Gendering of Emotions Could Be Linked to Rates of Anxiety

30 percent of American women will develop an anxiety disorder over their lifetime compared to 19 percent of men.
Nick Keppler
10.2.18
body

Is There Any Reason to Use Liquid Soap Instead of Bar Soap?

The more heavily used a bar is, the more microorganisms it holds. But does that really mean it's time to leave bar soaps behind?
Knvul Sheikh
9.27.18
Living With It

What It’s Like to Get a Double Lung Transplant in Your 20s

“No one knows what cystic fibrosis is and how severe it is.”
Tiffany Rich
9.26.18
Stress

Social Workers Are the Unsung Heroes of Healthcare

Even the best medical care may fail if it is not well integrated into the patient’s life.
Richard Gunderman
9.25.18
This Week in Science

Scientists Discovered a New Human Brain Cell

And other crazy stuff you might have missed in science news this week.
Shayla Love
8.30.18
food for thought

What Are Lectins and Are They Bad for Me?

A book, The Plant Paradox, claims that lectins are a molecule hiding in healthy foods making you sick—is it true?
Shayla Love
8.6.18
violence

These Cities Are Beginning to Treat Violent Crime as a Public Health Issue

The school of thought suggests that violent behavior itself is an epidemic that spreads from person to person.
Samira Shackle
7.24.18
Sex

What Your Personality Says About Your Sex Life

Extroverts tend to have more sex than everyone else.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7.6.18
Young and sick

Being Young and Sick is Harder For A Woman

"When you’re at a party one day and in the hospital the next, or were born with sickle cell anemia and later learn you have a tumor, it can make you wonder: What’ll strike next?"
Michele Lent Hirsch
3.13.18
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