Stories of the myriad ways the web affects our health, and what to do about it. Here, we explain the latest news about whether your favorite food is going to kill you or not. Or sometimes we’re just gushing about the latest sex toy.

5 ways to show support for World Mental Health Day
More than 300 million people suffer from depression.
This tattoo ink could be the future of healthcare
This could be a life-changer for diabetics.
Nearly half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe, report finds
That's 25 million unsafe abortions per year.
Why ‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day’ is so important for minority communities
For people of color, going for a checkup is more complicated than just calling the doctor.
Let’s actually talk about the health effects of weed
Conventional wisdom is that smoking weed is essentially harmless, but what does the research actually say?
People are quitting their psych meds just in case they lose healthcare
They're taking their health into their own hands—and also putting it at risk.
How weightlifting has been pivotal in my eating disorder recovery
I used to eat only 500 calories a day—and now I want to be strong, powerful, and healthy.
More people are seeking out professional cuddling thanks to Trump
Wanted human touch eases anxiety and depression.
Vaping helps smokers quit, according to new study
Researchers looked at survey data of 160,000 people spanning almost 15 years.
Why is menstruation still not a national health concern?
For our most vulnerable populations, tampons are still considered a 'luxury.'
A special antibody in cows could help put an end to HIV
One cow prevented 96 percent of 117 HIV types.
Munchausen by internet: The rise of medical crowdfunding scams
Meet the people feigning illness and posting campaigns for sympathy, not money.
Chinese vlogger livestreams herself accidentally eating poisonous plant
The 26-year-old had to cut her 'feast' short.
Critics say trailer for Netflix’s new film glorifies anorexia
Are mental illnesses meant to be portrayed in a comedic light?
Fitness Instagram model killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser
The dispenser that killed her was allegedly recalled in 2015.
Mushrooms beat out weed as the safest drug in the world
Only 0.2 percent of mushroom users sought emergency treatment in the past year.