Vaccinated Vulnerable People Are Still At Risk for COVID. Here Are Ways To Mitigate That Risk This Holiday Season
The death of former US secretary of state Colin Powell from COVID-19 complications shows the importance of precautions for at-risk individuals.
Jonah Hill Asked Fans Not To Post Comments About His Body Because "It's Not Helpful And Doesn't Feel Good"
"Good or bad I want to politely let you know it's not helpful and doesn't feel good."
I've experienced menopause as a kind of "ungendering." The transition has been disorienting, thrilling, and freeing. (An excerpt from Flash Count Diary.)
During those first months with my newborn, I was overwhelmed by sadness. The doctor said it was just baby blues. (An excerpt from Teresa Wong's Dear Scarlet.)
We’re told breasts should inspire lust and envy — but what about self-loathing?
For the past 10 years, I’ve celebrated the anniversary of my remission as a way to pause and reflect on my life: what’s changed, what’s the same, what’s worse, what's better.
Facing public budget cuts and restrictive anti-abortion legislation, some medical providers are using Reddit to connect with people who can't find answers anywhere else.
The mostly harmless new Netflix series The Goop Lab makes it easy to forget the damage Gwyneth Paltrow’s pseudoscience-y brand of "wellness" can do.
I know that the intense nausea and vomiting that started during my pregnancy is linked to my anxiety. What I don't know is how to make it stop.
After a lifetime of assuming I would never excel in a sport, my body is proving me wrong.
Three new books by Ada Limón, Sonya Huber, and Sandra Gail Lambert change the narrative around what it means to live with illness — and be well.
State legislators in Idaho have refused to accept federal funding that could help thousands without health insurance get coverage. Meet “Reclaim Idaho,” the group that’s trying to do what elected officials won’t and put Medicaid expansion up for a vote in November.
Many people have suggested that I shouldn’t try to address how bad I’ve felt during my pregnancy — or say that I shouldn’t have gotten pregnant at all.
For a growing number of Christians in the US, faith-based health care sharing ministries seem like the perfect alternative to an expensive, volatile insurance marketplace. But there may be serious drawbacks for some members — and for everyone else.
After growing up poor in West Virginia, I thought I had made it out and built a better life for myself. But my teeth are only getting worse.
Obesity is a medical condition, not an opportunity for comic relief. But when I express this emotion, the response is “chup be rondhu, yeh le samosa kha”.
My mitochondrial disease has no treatment or cure. But after years of focusing on what I can’t do because of my disability, I finally see what I can do — and how I can do it.
A story of the body I’ve kept, and even loved, despite itself.
Here are some of the most moving and illuminating essays published on BuzzFeed about mental illness, wellness, and the way our minds work.
This week, Susan Grey Blue writes about parting from her right-ring Christian fundamentalist lifestyle after discovering feminism. Read that and other essays from Racked, The New Yorker, The Toast, and others.
I've always felt like I needed to be perfect. But after a string of tragedies in my life, I've learned that sometimes God has other plans.
This week, BuzzFeed News editor Adam Serwer asks how a city with black representation in power erupted in riots not seen since Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Read that and others from Medium, the New York Times, and The Nation.
I'd always been self-conscious about my abdomen. When I got endometriosis, everyone else became conscious of it too.
Every drug has side effects — take enough of them, and you're back where you started.
Keeping abortion separate from other medical procedures and regulating it in different ways paves the way for unsafe clinics like the one Kermit Gosnell allegedly operated.
The BMJ Case Reports journal records strange and unexpected illnesses and injuries. Here are some of the strangest from last year. Warning: Maybe don't read this while you're eating your lunch.
KJ Apa Revealed How "Riverdale" Is Doing Makeout Scenes During The Coronavirus Pandemic, And People Have Questions
"Our new normal..."
Do you have the work ethic of blood? The mediating influence of urine? What is your spirit fluid?
Blood, sweat, and tears, sure...but also pus, semen, and piss.
"WebMD would be more accurate if every search result diagnosed you as a hypochondriac."