The Beauty of the British Hospital Canteen

Despite funding cuts and back door privatization, the NHS is still Britain’s greatest achievement. And where better to taste that founding spirit of care and social justice than in its communal dining spaces?
Nell Frizzel

Stop X-Raying Your Kid's Halloween Candy

Razorblades in candy are a myth, and taking candy to hospitals is a waste of time and money.
Munchies Staff

Dietary Supplements Are Doing Much More Measurable Harm Than Good

It turns out that supplements—especially those marketed for weight loss and energy enhancement—lead to around 23,000 emergency room visits a year.
Alex Swerdloff
Restaurant Confessionals

Your Hospital Food Sucks Because I'm Not Allowed to Taste It

Working at a hospital is sometimes gory, sometimes tragic, and sometimes uplifting. But most importantly, it's not my fault that the food's gross.

Macaroni and Cheese Evacuated a State Capitol Building This Morning

But the issue of microwave evacuations is nothing new. In 2007, Seattle toyed with the idea of banning microwaveable popcorn from all city buildings because the issue of “burning kernels” had caused a dozen evacuations in the span of three years.
Hilary Pollack
mental health

How to Eat Well in the Psych Ward

One may assume that following the incredibly romanticized trope of psych wards in popular films, patients are too assuaged with the pain of self-hatred or insane medicinal cocktails to care about eating. False.
Penelope Q

A Pennsylvania Nurse Worked a Surgery While Totally Wasted

When he was called in for an emergency appendectomy just before midnight, nurse Richard Pieri made it in to work, alright—but not before stumbling through the parking lot in a state of total drunkenness and struggling to log into his work’s basic...
Hilary Pollack
hospital food

RIP UK Hospital Food As We Know It (Hopefully)

Will Britain's health secretary Jeremy Hunt's new, legally-binding measures really change the piss-poor state of food in NHS hospitals?
Eleanor Morgan

Americans Can Kiss Shitty Hospital Food Goodbye

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, hospitalized Americans can say au revoire to jiggly jello and stinky meatloaf.
Antonia Massa