Vox reporter Julia Belluz answers readers’ questions about health with the latest research and expert voices.
Aug 4, 2015, 8:30am EDT
March 22, 2018
I asked the experts how to eat healthy on a budget. Here’s what they told me.
11 tips for eating well, cheaply.
January 11, 2018
The flu vaccine isn't perfect — but that doesn't mean you should skip the shot
What science says about flu shots.
November 25, 2017
Should you walk or run for exercise? Here's what the science says.
Experts untangle the relative risks and benefits of each activity.
August 17, 2017
Does sunscreen really protect my skin? Your paranoid sunscreen questions, answered.
I asked for your questions about sunscreen — and got an inbox full of anxiety.
May 24, 2017
Why you shouldn't believe the calorie count on your fitness tracker
You may be underestimating or overestimating the calories burned by as much as 20 percent.
September 13, 2016
You don't need 8 glasses of water a day. Eat these foods instead.
You can meet your daily H2O requirement by eating oranges and drinking coffee.
August 31, 2016
Why parents of young children get sick more often
Kids younger than 6 get six to eight colds per year.
August 26, 2016
Should you take Tylenol, Advil, or aspirin for pain? Here's what the evidence says.
These drugs are definitely not as similar and interchangeable as you might think.
August 18, 2016
Dietary supplements are mostly a waste of money. But if you must buy them, try this.
Learn the tricks to avoiding the pills that may be laced with untested ingredients and banned drugs.
June 21, 2016
Is yoga bad for you? Here's what the evidence says.
The reports of yoga harms are probably overblown.
June 20, 2016
Is it really that bad to skip breakfast? Here's what the science says.
The evidence-based case for breakfast is pretty weak.
May 23, 2016
Dear Julia: how much do I need to worry about salt in my food?
Too much salt in your diet is bad for health — but so is too little.
May 11, 2016
Why you’re probably wasting your money on probiotics
The science of "friendly bacteria," explained.
April 26, 2016
Big Tissue wants you to believe bathroom hand dryers spread disease. Here's what science says.
Dear Julia: Can hand dryers in public bathrooms really make people sick?
April 5, 2016
The truth about WebMD, a hypochondriac's nightmare and Big Pharma's dream
What you need to know about the most popular source of medical information online.
March 9, 2016
What no one talks about when they extol the benefits of fasting
Do fasting diets really work for weight loss?
February 17, 2016
Why researchers say eating late at night is an especially bad idea
Late-night eating is considered a risk factor for weight gain, obesity, and diabetes.
December 9, 2015
Should you drink soy or cow's milk? Here's what the evidence says.
The truth about the estrogen link and the nutritional benefits of drinking soy and dairy.
November 25, 2015
“Are you really going to eat that?” and what not to say to someone who's gained weight
Tips from experts on how to talk to a loved one about weight gain.
November 12, 2015
Hypnosis has weirdly positive results in weight loss studies. That doesn't mean it works.
Here's what the science says.
October 28, 2015
Cold-pressed juices are a waste of money. The (lack of) science behind them says so.
This is another evidence-free health trend.
August 4, 2015
Welcome to Dear Julia — your everyday health questions, answered
Introducing a new advice column in which we answer your everyday health questions.