The Worst Place You Ever Got Sick

Welcome back to Pissing Contest, where every week we try to outdo each other with our craziest real life stories. Today, the Jezebel staff is feeling a little rough after a Thursday night spent welcoming new staff writer Bobby Finger with karaoke and too much beer, so we’re using our pain to inspire this week’s theme:… » 4/03/15 7:50pm 4/03/15 7:50pm

Are Your Annoying Friends Making You Physically Ill?

We all have those friends who are competitive or are constantly causing drama for one reason or another. It's tempting to just put up with them, but a new study has found that conflicts with those kinds of people could actually be irritating you physically—as in causing your immune system to fire up. This leads to… » 1/30/12 11:55am 1/30/12 11:55am

Is There A Secret To Never Getting Sick?

Cold and flu season is coming, and to be honest, I am dreading it. Last winter, I got strep throat for the first time in my life, and I wanted to die » 10/02/08 4:00pm 10/02/08 4:00pm. The fever and sensitivity to light were awful. And while I've had bad tonsils ever since I was a kid, I've never not been able to swallow anything for so many days in a…