sickness

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
VICE Guide to Life

Is it Possible to Get Sick From a Used Dorm Mattress?

Your predecessor could have left behind everything from dust mites to insect parts, bodily secretions and excretions, fungal spores, and bacteria.
Jesse Hicks
9.11.18
Eat This

Here's How Gross it Is if You Find a Hair in Your Food

Despite the possibility of encountering dyes, sprays, and gels applied to hair, it’s not considered a chemical hazard in food—only a physical or biological one.
Christine Ro
8.14.18
body

Does Working in an Open-Plan Office Affect Your Health?

Critics note that they are distracting, uncomfortable, increase stress, hurt productivity, and potentially spread germs.
Mark Hay
8.2.18
body

Thousands of People Voted on the Grossest Thing in the World

There are six categories of things that most people find disgusting.
Jesse Hicks
6.22.18
body

The Smell We Associate With a Clean Pool Actually Means There’s Pee in It

That's not just the chlorine you're smelling.
Simon Cotton
Laura Finney
6.11.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is the Hot Tub in My Hotel or Spa?

Hot tubs are frequent transfer stations for bacteria, including one type of infection known as "hot tub rash."
Nick Keppler
6.6.18
Asking for a friend

Is it Safe to Eat Food That a Fly Landed on?

"In addition to regurgitation, the fly might defecate as it explores the new surface.”
Abigail Fagan
5.10.18
body

Will Drinking Lots of Water Really Help My Cold?

A close look at the advice we've always heard.
Christina Stiehl
2.6.18
Asking for a friend

How Gross Is It to Eat Snow?

Untouched snow—even caught straight out of the sky—is more than just frozen water.
Kristen Dold
1.12.18
disease

Sleeping Sickness Is Harder for Scientists to Beat Than Ebola

A disease that killed millions in the 20th century still lingers.
Michael Regnier
11.15.17
immunity

This Is How Scientists Decide What Goes In Your Flu Shot

Your flu shot is one of the world's most educated guesses.
Knvul Sheikh
11.15.17