Ali Pattillo

Ali is a health and science reporter based in New York City. Previously, Ali covered health at CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta. She graduated from Columbia Journalism School in 2019 and Dartmouth College in 2017.
Mind and Body
17 hours ago
Wuhan flu: How to protect yourself from the mystery coronavirus
Ali Pattillo
It's not SARS, but the viruses have some striking similarities.
Mind and Body
20 hours ago
Scientists discover biological reason why stress makes your hair turn gray
Ali Pattillo
In a new study on mice with black coats, researchers discovered exactly why stress makes their hair turn gray.
Mind and Body
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
New treatments mean PTSD isn’t a life sentence
Ali Pattillo
PTSD can hijack the brain. But this doesn't mean that people with PTSD are "broken." This Inverse guide explains what happens to the brain after trauma, and looks at new treatments that can help.
Mind and Body
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
Three supplements boost the brain more than others
Ali Pattillo
Research provides a roadmap to the wild, wild, west of the supplement industry
Mind and Body
1.22.2020 1:00 PM
Wildland firefighters are burning out
Ali Pattillo
Inside a hidden mental health crisis among first responders fighting wildfires. As wildfires rage larger and longer, wildland firefighters are under increasing pressure to manage the blazes and adverse events -- from accidents in the line of duty to suicides off the job -- become more common. These rare, rattling incidents add to the daily stress, fatigue, and physical demands from the job, and have life-altering costs. Burnout, substance abuse, depression and suicidality are rising amongst wildland firefighters.
Mind and Body
1.20.2020 8:00 PM
Study of 1,225 festival-goers pinpoints positive effects of trippy drugs
Ali Pattillo
"Public perceptions of psychedelics, and the people who use them, are becoming more accurate."
Mind and Body
1.16.2020 11:30 PM
Why Fitbits could be the key to stopping deadly infections in their tracks
Ali Pattillo
The technology may be a vital weapon in the race to prevent the next "Contagion."  
Mind and Body
1.16.2020 5:24 PM
Least-fit states: 2020 CDC maps reveal who's up and down
Ali Pattillo
Americans, you *all* need to get MOVING.
Mind and Body
1.15.2020 7:21 PM
Heavy drinking can cause a cancer linked to cigarette smoking -- study
Ali Pattillo
A population study reveals the genetic factors that drive some people to drink.
Mind and Body
1.14.2020 10:07 PM
Marijuana may accelerate the growth of this common cancer — study
Ali Pattillo
“We now have convincing scientific evidence that daily marijuana use can drive tumor growth."
Mind and Body
1.14.2020 12:15 AM
'Vital exhaustion' study links burnout to a deadly consequence
Ali Pattillo
This “growing epidemic” threatens one vital organ.
Mind and Body
1.13.2020 4:44 PM
Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana
Ali Pattillo
The results could pave the way to new treatments for anxiety.
Mind and Body
1.12.2020 12:00 PM
Five next-gen depression treatments that could revolutionize the field
Ali Pattillo
The future of treating depression might look starkly different than it does now. 
Mind and Body
1.10.2020 8:14 PM
Allergic "memory serum" could be the key to solving allergies for good
Ali Pattillo
The discovery could help chronic allergy sufferers “forget” their allergies, once and for all.
Mind and Body
1.9.2020 10:50 PM
Alien hands and fake feces: Scientists create bizarre new OCD treatment
Ali Pattillo
Researchers attempt to unlock the “prison of the mind” using a strange science experiment.
Mind and Body
1.9.2020 5:15 AM
To live nearly 15 months longer, drink this massively popular beverage
Ali Pattillo
Time to heat up your kettle.
Mind and Body
1.8.2020 8:15 PM
Scientists discover beheaded man's brain self-preserved for 2,600 years
Ali Pattillo
The ancient brain avoided the body's self-destruct process.
Science
1.7.2020 8:22 PM
Australia's fires could change global climate patterns for the worse
Ali Pattillo
This is more than a "scary, local problem," experts say.
Mind and Body
1.6.2020 8:27 PM
There's a counterintuitive link between social status and health -- study
Ali Pattillo
Mental wealth can benefit mental health.
Mind and Body
1.1.2020 12:00 PM
Scientists discover a “therapeutic gold mine” in one surprising place
Ali Pattillo
Everyone hates it, but snot might solve many of our woes.