These Are the Best New Skin-Care Products Launching in August

Fact: There are a lot of skin-care products out there. So many that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s new, what’s old, and what you can trust. Lucky for you, that’s why we’re here. As beauty editors, it’s our job to point you in the right direction when you’re shopping for new goods. Every month we highlight […]

Guy Nattiv’s Skin: What Are We to Make of Another Redemption Tale About Neo-Nazis?

The concept of white male violence — how it replicates and ripples through the world — is fertile ground for exploration, especially right now. Skin, written and directed by Academy Award winner Guy Nattiv, begins by juxtaposing such sickening violence, the kind fueled by right-wing ideology, with surprising grace. As the film progresses, however, the tactic only […]

Are Stem Cell Transplants A Cure For HIV? Not So Fast

A second patient appears to have been “cured” of HIV following a stem cell transplant procedure, which replaces unhealthy, infected cells, with healthy blood cell precursors. The first successful stem cell transplant occurred in the “Berlin patient,” Timothy Ray Brown, in 2008 and, ten years later, he is still free of HIV. The current unidentified […]

World Sight Day: How blind women are being trained to detect breast cancer

In a unique initiative to battle breast cancer in India, blind women are being trained in Delhi to be able to detect early signs of breast cancer. The National Association for Blind (NAB) Centre for Blind Women and Disability Studies, in collaboration with Discovering Hands, Germany has launched medical tactile examination training in India. “We […]