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'A Twisted Comparison Game': How Fitness Apps Exacerbate Eating Disorders

Apps like step trackers and calorie counters are meant to help users stay healthy. But for those who suffer from eating disorders, these technologies are ripe for misuse.
Lauren Sharkey
2 days ago
science of sex
science of sex

Can Lasers Improve Your Sex Life?

There is limited research on the causes and treatments of female sexual dysfunction, but some doctors are now using laser therapy as a new approach to helping women enjoy sex again.
Sirin Kale
3 days ago
Books
Books

The Wellness Blogger Who Faked Cancer and Fooled the Entire World

Belle Gibson built an empire peddling lies about health food and cancer. We speak to the authors of a new book that uncovers the unbelievable magnitude of her fraud.
Sirin Kale
2.7.18
HEALTH
HEALTH

Women Are Happiest After Most of Their Peers Are Dead

The 2016 Health Survey For England, performed by the NHS Digital, found that women's happiness peaks at age 85 and above.
Diana Tourjée
12.14.17
Unscrewing Ourselves
Unscrewing Ourselves

The Role-Playing Video Game Where Teens Navigate Sex

“If a school or youth program has a good curriculum—great, this can augment it. If it doesn’t, this can go in and be easily accessible, as that really is the goal.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.27.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Pioneering Therapy Helping Sexual Violence Survivors

EMDR therapy helps victims of abuse reprocess their trauma by moving their eyes around or tapping them on the leg. Some say that treatment has changed their lives.
Sirin Kale
11.24.17
fitness
fitness

BDSM Yoga Exists, for Some Reason

I squeezed myself into some latex and went down to check a class out.
Sophie Atkinson
11.24.17
Drugs
Drugs

How Tripping on Ayahuasca Could Help People with Eating Disorders

Could a powerfully hallucinogenic tea hold the key to treating eating disorders? A new study interviews ED sufferers who have experimented with the herbal drug from the Amazon.
Erin Hiatt
11.21.17
abortion
abortion

How Brazil Is Rolling Back Abortion Rights

After voting to ban terminations in all circumstances, one congressman described abortion as "Satanic."
Sirin Kale
11.15.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Teen Who Developed a Breast Cancer-Detecting Bra

When worn once a week for 60 minutes, 18-year-old Julian Ríos's Eva Bra can detect everything from a cyst to a tumor.
José Luis Martínez Limón
11.8.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Indian Women Consulting With Astrologers to Time Their Childbirths

Across India, women are opting to schedule their caesarian sections to coincide with holy festivals and auspicious astrological dates. But doctors warn this tradition can be dangerous—and sometimes prove fatal.
Puja Changoiwala
11.1.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Mysterious Illness That Makes Women Allergic to The Modern World

Multiple chemical sensitivity is a relatively unknown condition that makes its (mostly female) sufferers debilitatingly sensitive to common substances like smoke, perfume, and cleaning products. Why is it barely recognized by the medical community?
Dominique Sisley
10.23.17