This Kidney Patient Thought Her Life Was At Risk. She Says Her Local Health Clinic Refused To Help
Many people living in remote communities can't get dialysis there — even though they say being on country helps their health.
With Nowhere Else To Go, This Dialysis Patient From A Remote Community Has Spent Years In A Short-Stay Hostel
“Some of us mightn’t be alive” by the time they get public housing, one dialysis patient said.
Here's How People Across The US Have Protested Against State Abortion Bans
Thousands of abortion rights activists took to the streets in protest of new bans in several states, organized under the hashtag #stopthebans.
This Woman Grew Up In The Worst Suicide Region In Australia. Now She's Working To End The Crisis
Once the epicentre of Australia’s ongoing Indigenous youth suicide crisis, the remote Kimberley town of Derby is striving for change.
An Aboriginal Health Service In One Of Australia’s Worst Suicide Regions Is Self-Funding Mental Health Roles
“For us not to have a psychologist and an Aboriginal mental health worker is really crazy.”
I Know It's Okay That I Chose Not To Breastfeed. But I Still Feel Guilty.
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.)
16 Jaw-Dropping Pictures From Inside Japan's Penis Festival
"A hundred thousand revelers come here to celebrate one thing: the male organ."
A White Woman's "Clean Chinese" Restaurant Is Drawing Backlash For Playing Into Racist Tropes
Chef Eddie Huang had quite a few colorful words for the founder, whose "OUTDOOR VOICES BAKED ORANGE CAULIFLOWER" he called "THE FYRE FEST OF FOOD."
How A YouTube Yoga Channel Helped Me Get Over My Fear Of Working Out
I follow Yoga With Adriene on YouTube, and it’s helped me make peace with my body, both in sickness and in health.
These Beautiful Portraits Capture The Lives Of Gender-Nonbinary People
"I think it’s really important for all of us to let people be themselves without reprisal and also understand that being queer is beautiful."
A Mom Who Was Arrested After Her Infant Was Found Dead Reportedly Had Postpartum Depression
Rachel McAfee is facing a charge of neglect of a dependent causing death.
YouTube Continues To Promote Anti-Vax Videos As Facebook Prepares To Fight Medical Misinformation
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
This Woman Had An IUD Floating Around Her Abdomen For 11 Years
Doctors told her it had simply fallen out.
The Government Just Announced A Huge Action Plan For Endometriosis. Here's Why It's So Important.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects 700,000 Australian women.
New Health Minister Used Maiden Speech To Call For US-Style Healthcare
Greg Hunt used his first speech to parliament to push the idea of US-style health insurance.
17 Inspiring Health Stories That Made The World Seem A Little Less Terrible
A lot of things in 2018 were terrible. These inspiring health-related stories are not.
The Gym Isn’t Usually A Safe Space For Fat Women, But It’s Become My Sanctuary
After a lifetime of assuming I would never excel in a sport, my body is proving me wrong.
This Woman's Chronic Marijuana Use Triggered Uncontrollable Nausea And Vomiting
A rare reaction to marijuana called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome can cause severe vomiting and make you too ill to eat.
How Much Random Medical Trivia Do You Know?
By the way, we don't find cheating very humerus.
Another Day, Another Group Of Doctors Telling The Government They're Wrong On Pill Testing
"There is sufficient evidence to support pill testing trials at festivals."
A Man Injected Himself With Semen As A Back Pain Cure And It Didn’t Turn Out Well
It turns out that injecting yourself with your own semen is not a good cure for anything.
Perdue Recalls 68,000 Pounds Of Gluten-Free Chicken Nuggets After People Found Wood In Them
People are being advised to toss out the Perdue gluten-free nuggets after some consumers ended up chewing on bits of wood.
The WHO's Top Global Health Threats For 2019 May Surprise You
Air pollution, humanitarian crises, and people who refuse to vaccinate are a few of the WHO's top threats to global human health in 2019.
The Family Of A Teen Who Died At A Music Festival Want Pill Testing. The Government Still Says No.
"For every expert who advises us to look at pill testing there's another few that say don't and we rely on the advice of a number of people across the network," said NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian.
10 Harmful Diet Culture Phrases You Should Probably Stop Using
New year, new chance to just say no to diet culture, including phrases that can be harmful to people's sense of self-worth.
19 WTF Fitness Trends From History That Are Better Left In The Past
It's truly surprising that we've survived so many New Year's resolutions. (Disclaimer: attempting these may result in death or serious injury, not abs of steel.)
Millions Are Sick And Thousands Hospitalized Due To The Flu, According To The CDC
It’s not too late to get a flu shot if you haven’t already been vaccinated.
Vaping Among Teens Is Higher Than Ever While Drinking And Opioid Use Is Dropping, Survey Finds
The rise in vaping from 2017 to 2018 was the largest year-to-year increase for any substance used by teens since the annual survey began in 1975.
This Couple Tried to Rescue a Rabid Bat, And It Took an International Effort to Track Them Down
This is why you need to be careful when it comes to rescuing bats.
This Woman Thought Her Ovarian Cysts Were Just Weight Gain, And Now She Wants To Stop Others From Making That Mistake
"They’ll go to a beauty salon, but they won’t go for a comprehensive medical checkup. Even though they are the same price.”