Katie MacBride

Katie MacBride is a health science reporter for Inverse. She covers mental health, the pandemic, drugs, and basically anything that affects the body. Prior to joining the Inverse team, she wrote for Vice News, Rolling Stone, The Daily Beast, and Playboy, among other publications. In 2018, Katie was a story and field producer for Weediatrics, a documentary about the pediatric use of medical cannabis. In 2015, she and some friends started Anxy, a magazine about mental health. Prior to her forays into journalism, Katie was a public librarian. When she’s not working, Katie can be found hanging out with her dog, rewatching TV shows she’s seen a million times, reading, and going to Lake Tahoe as much as humanly possible. She also spends way too much time on Twitter, where you can follow her @msmacb.

Mind and Body
Covid-19 vaccine ingredients: Exactly what is and is not included in the jab
Katie MacBride
A simple breakdown of every ingredient in the Covid-19 vaccines.
Nope
Why anti-vaxxers are twisting the facts behind the Chantix recall
Katie MacBride
Pfizer recalled Chantix. Anti-vaxxers felt vindicated. Here’s why they’re wrong.
Mask up
This psychological trick could get people to follow Covid-19 rules
Katie MacBride
“The advocacy-mindfulness combination is so powerful because it makes people think about their own behavior.”
know yourself
Male infertility increasing? Causes, treatments, and how to take care of your mental health
Katie MacBride
Male infertility is more complex and common than you might think.
Heartening
Study reveals an unexpected link between storytelling and one vital organ
Katie MacBride
Just listen.
Detox
One type of body image disorder is especially dangerous for weight lifting men
Katie MacBride
An apparent rise in Muscle Dysmorphia among men is worrying experts because the disorder can be dangerous
Mind and Body
Could a high-salt diet be the next cancer treatment?
Katie MacBride
A new study highlights how a kitchen staple might inhibit tumor growth.
Brain Medicine
What does ketamine do to your brain? 4 critical facts you need to know
Katie MacBride
Much of how ketamine works is a mystery, but the picture is slowly coming into focus.
Detox
Can men get postpartum depression? Experts and dads reveal the truth
Katie MacBride
“He was in the NICU for a month. By the time he got home, we had already been through the wringer.”
explainer
Antibody-resistant Covid-19: How it works
Katie MacBride
Here’s how antibodies stop spike proteins from unlocking your cells.
F.A.Q.
Theranos is medicine’s most notorious startup. Here’s why its founder is going on trial.
Katie MacBride
Theranos executives Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani will appear in court over allegations of wire fraud and conspiracy regarding their failed blood-testing technology.
Detox
Questioning your sexuality? Bisexual men say one action is critical
Katie MacBride
Men discuss the mental health challenges of being bisexual in a binary world and offer advice on how to process your sexuality.
Fluid
Is sexual orientation genetic or environmental? What two new studies reveal
Katie MacBride
Can genes explain sexuality? Should we even try to know?
Detox
Ask this one simple question to people who might be “addicted” to video games
Katie MacBride
Video game addiction might not be a real condition, but unhealthy gaming behavior is. Here's how to tell the difference between healthy and unhealthy gaming.
Detox
Male infertility: 3 insights men say they wish knew before their diagnosis
Katie MacBride
1. Talk to someone about your diagnosis.
Covid-19
How worried should you be about Lambda? 7 critical facts about the variant
Katie MacBride
Researchers don't yet have all the answers, but they do know how to best protect yourself from infection.
Reefer madness
Cannabis hyperemesis syndrome: 5 scientific answers to "scromiting" questions
Katie MacBride
Be skeptical of inflammatory headlines.
Listen up
Neuroscience of imagination: How the brain thinks about music even in silence
Katie MacBride
This gives a whole new meaning to “the sound of silence.”
Detox
How do single dads start dating? The one vital question to ask
Katie MacBride
“Don't put undue pressure on yourself, but also don't let your behavior be guided by fear.”
Variant
Delta variant: 8 things vaccinated people should know about breakthrough Covid-19
Katie MacBride
What to understand about this new phase.