illness

Can You Get a Fever From Stress?

I swear it’s not COVID. I’m just worried about the end of the world and my body knows it

How Fast Does Food Poisoning Happen, Really?

Yes, it’s possible to feel sick before you’ve even left the restaurant

Why Sick Patients Are So Drawn to Cable News

Battling leukemia, my mom kept turning to CNN and Chris Cuomo. It turns out that cable news has a positive effect on some hospitalized people — even though it can make healthy folks feel like trash

Air Purifiers for COVID Are the Latest Pandemic ‘Hack’

Here’s a total dumbass’ guide to the magical $300 air-cleaning boxes everyone loves. Spoiler alert: No, you can’t stop wearing a mask