Katie MacBride

Katie MacBride is a health science journalist. Prior to joining the Inverse team, she wrote for Vice, The Daily Beast, and Healthline, among other publications. She lives in the Bay Area with her old, fat dog.
Detox
Jason Kander quit a mayoral election because of PTSD. More men can follow his lead.
Katie MacBride
Jason Kander was in the thick of the election race to be the next Kansas City mayor in 2018 when he dropped out because of PTSD-related mental health. His story shows why more men should seek help but they don't.
Brain Buzz
Here's what LSD, MDMA, ketamine, and magic mushrooms do to your brain
Katie MacBride
Here's what's happening in your brain when you take LSD, MDMA, magic mushrooms, and ketamine.
Coronavirus
B.1.1.7 variant: Expert explains what new data means for overall risk
Katie MacBride
We know that B.1.1.7 is between 40 and 90 percent more transmissible than the “wild” virus. Now new research explains how deadly it is.
Mind and Body
Why so many young people are just now getting Covid-19
Katie MacBride
Experts tell Inverse the attitudes and habits, vaccination tiers, and more transmissible variants all contribute to more cases of young adult hospitalizations.
science explains
Why do we scream? The six types of human screams have an evolutionary basis
Katie MacBride
I scream, you scream, but why do we scream?
get your shot
Covid-19 vaccines could unlock treatments for 5 other deadly diseases
Katie MacBride
Soon, scientists could have a vaccine for cancer. But really.
Breakthrough
An unlikely combination of drugs may work together to fight Covid-19
Katie MacBride
This study confirms Prozac may help treat Covid-19 in concert with remdesivir — and brings a surprising new candidate to the table.
Thought process
You need to start using this psychology-based productivity hack
Katie MacBride
A strange part of human psychology holds us back from solving problems, a new study reveals.
Coronavirus
CBD: Why the future of Covid-19 may intersect with the much-hyped compound
Katie MacBride
We still need better treatments for cytokine storms.
trippy
Psychedelics may be able to treat these 11 mental-health conditions
Katie MacBride
In recent years, calls for formal research to explore whether psychedelic drugs can treat brain conditions have grown — and researchers are answering the calls.
Mind games
Psychotic mice reveal what happens to the brain during a hallucination
Katie MacBride
The findings could revolutionize treatments for schizophrenia.
Carded
Do I need a Covid-19 vaccine passport? Here's what the experts say
Katie MacBride
Vaccine passports are already here.
your shot
Covid-19 vaccine: 13 things millennials need to know ASAP
Katie MacBride
You have questions, and we have answers.
Music Mind
Brain scans solve an enduring mystery about our love of music
Katie MacBride
A new study shows that our love of music isn't superficial. It's connected to a system that helps us survive.
heart broken
Brain study debunks a common explanation for what causes a 'broken heart'
Katie MacBride
Thirty percent of patients don’t experience what’s typically considered the cause.
Extreme ways
Does eating meat cause pandemics? What some calls for veganism get wrong
Katie MacBride
A controversial tweet revived the debate.
Listen up
Covid-19 and hearing loss: A new study explores an auditory mystery
Katie MacBride
Another sense is also attacked by the coronavirus.
Stress less
Managing ADHD at work: Symptoms, tips, and is it a disability?
Katie MacBride
We asked the experts.
Let's play
Relationship longevity linked back to 1 underrated ingredient for success
Katie MacBride
An underrated quality is important for love.
Mind and Body
White people are shown to have peculiar ideas about “diversity” —study
Katie MacBride
A study published Friday in "Science Advances" reveals that different demographics can have different definitions for what constitutes a diverse community.