public-health

On the Front Lines of the Battle for Better Sex Ed

Throughout most of the 1990s and 2000s, abstinence-only sex education was the most well-funded sex-ed curriculum in the U.S. — even though this type of…

Everything You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

Recent research from Arizona State University found that Americans flush nearly three billion contact lenses down the toilet or sink every single year. The researchers…

This South African Doctor Is Fighting to Make Keto the Dietary Standard

Tim Noakes is the outcast bad boy of the dietary world. Noakes — or “Prof” as his evangelists refer to him — believes a low-carb, high-fat diet should be…

Drug Users Are Leading the Narcan Revolution

Twenty-year-old Kirsten keeps two hypodermic needles loaded with naloxone, the chemical antagonist used to counter opioid overdoses, in an empty Don Julio tequila box with…