Race

A scandalous yet undeniable truth: Your race affects your health, both in terms of what you're at risk of, but also how you're treated.

mental health
mental health

Why Do People Drastically Change Their Skin Color?

The complicated psychology of why some people obsessively tan and why others use bleaching products to lighten their skin.
Melissa Pandika
2 days ago
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

The Pregnancy Risk Most Doctors Aren't Comfortable Talking About

Eighty-five percent of doctors said they don't want to bring up the topic of chemical exposure even though they're supposed to.
Nicole Wetsman
5 days ago
The War on Drugs
The War on Drugs

There’s No Rational Way to Justify America’s Drug Laws

People assume a medical committee sat down to consider which recreational drugs were the safest and least addictive, and this wise group decided alcohol and tobacco should be legal, while marijuana and everything else shouldn't. That's not what happened.
Maia Szalavitz
7.13.18
anxiety
anxiety

Mindfulness Doesn’t Have to Be Whitewashed and Goal-Oriented

Can being more inclusive change the elitist vibe?
Ankita Rao
6.29.18
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

It’s Not Just Abortion, Birth Control Coverage Is Also in Jeopardy

With the retirement of Justice Kennedy, a more conservative Supreme Court could limit access to contraception.
Susan Rinkunas
6.29.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Racial Discrimination Can Take 18 Years Off Someone's Life

"Where you live determines your access to jobs, public transit, food, medical care, and insurance."
Jason Silverstein
6.12.18
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
Meducation
Meducation

Even the Maker of Ambien Says Ambien Doesn’t Cause Racism

After posting racist comments, Roseanne Barr said she was "Ambien tweeting."
Susan Rinkunas
5.30.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

How California Is Helping More Women of Color Breastfeed in the Hospital

While Californian women of color are breastfeeding their babies in the hospital more frequently than in the past, they still lag far behind white women. Here's how hospitals are working to change that.
Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News
5.23.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

I’m a Black Man and I Want a Black Woman Therapist

What I’m hoping for is a therapist with some elevated, intersectional, enlightening take on black manhood.
Austin Williams
5.21.18
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Put Women’s Lives at Risk

The proposed change to the Title X family planning program is known as the "Protect Life Rule," which is deeply ironic as the policy shows little regard for the health and lives of the patients who rely on it.
Susan Rinkunas
5.18.18
Race
Race

Cops Are Nearly 3 Times More Likely to Kill Black Americans Than White Americans

Black and brown people are also getting killed at younger ages, losing more total years of life
Melissa Pandika
5.11.18