This summer, Rachael Wrobel hopes to grow a second skin. It will start from the skin cells contained in a biopsy, harvested by Stanford dermatologists. Carefully stewarded, those cells will divide and grow, laboratory-spun into fragile, new-skin sheets. The dermatologists will tinker with the skin’s fine machinery,…
A 55-year-old woman in Spain died after receiving bee sting therapy, or apitherapy, according to an article in the Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology. It’s the first reported death for the therapy, which has been promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop.
It’s here folks: the end of flu season!
For the past few years McDonald’s has made changes to the chain’s kids-friendly Happy Meal in order for it to be healthier.
if you want to keep track of your new year’s weight loss resolutions, Anker’s ultra-popular Bluetooth smart scale is back on sale today.
In our lives, many of us will go through periods when our natural coping mechanisms aren’t enough and so we turn to psychiatrists and doctors for the pharmaceutical tools (i.e. medications) we need to make it out alive. 2017 was definitely one of these times.
In its signature
dictatorship[REDACTED] authoritarian preference of democratic governing style, the Trump administration has reportedly banned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words in their budget documents. The words are: “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,”…
With many of the babies born with Zika virus-related developmental issues growing out of infancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a new study of that group, finding that toddlers born with Zika are unable to sit, hold their heads up, or speak.
New cases of HIV have reached an all-time low in New York City. The Health Department reports that 2,279 people were diagnosed with the virus in 2016, down 8.6 percent from the year prior. When the department first began tracking HIV cases in 2001, it counted 5,906 new infections.
There’s now a whole sector of the exploding subscription box market dedicated to monthly goodies for a very specific time of the month: your period. Many offer more than sanitary products and snacks: they claim to be able to help regulate users’ hormones to make for a better period, both mentally and physically.
Almost half of all early abortions are done with the simple action of taking a few pills. The pills are safe to take at home, with very low rates of complications. So why can’t you get them through an online doctor’s service, like we can with birth control pills and other medication?
Apple cider vinegar has been a multipurpose folk remedy for decades, touted as a disinfectant, a natural way to replenish skin and hair, and a superfood with all kinds of benefits. Science has backed a few of these purposes, for vinegar in general, but the observable results are pretty meh.
Opana was a painkiller twice as strong as Oxycontin. Like most opioids sold in the US it was easy to snort, until one day it wasn’t: Its manufacturers, Endo Pharmaceuticals, rigged it with crush-resistant technology in 2012. Within months the largest HIV outbreak in Indiana’s history was underway—addicts had taken to…
Santino Rice, a former Project Runway designer and judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, has decided to go on a 111-day fast, which sounds like a bad idea.
Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby whose parents have been fighting to keep him on life support, will be headed to the US for experimental treatment. A special committee has taken the first steps towards granting Charlie and his parents permanent residency in America, which could sidestep a UK court’s ruling to…
Teens today have never known a world where HIV was a certain death sentence. They missed the “plague years” of AIDS—the confusion, the pop-cultural discussions, the general feeling of hopelessness regarding the disease. This is sometimes referred to as “historical privilege.” It means that through no fault of their…
Marijuana has a healthier image than many other drugs (or, depending on who you ask, alcohol), and it can ease symptoms like nausea that tend to crop up in pregnancy. But we are accumulating evidence that marijuana is probably not a great idea to use if you’re pregnant. In particular, the THC component can affect a…
Gwyneth Paltrow used to be best known as an actress, but in the last decade she’s built an even bigger reputation as a health guru. Her newsletter venture, Goop, peddles an enviable lifestyle—travel, fashion, anything that looks gorgeous in photographs—but with a central message of living a clean, healthy life.