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.
What’s the best way to wash your face? Dermatologists explain the science of clean skin
Rinsing with water is likely not enough.
You are probably applying sunscreen wrong. Skincare experts explain how to best use it.
You're also likely not using enough.
FDA just authorized Covid-19 vaccines for kids under 5. Here’s what parents need to know
The Biden Administration signaled it would like to have vaccines available for this group as soon as June 21.
Paxlovid and rebound Covid-19 infections: What you need to know
Researchers are still not sure what causes this form of rebound Covid-19.
Monkeypox is spreading around the world — here's why you shouldn't panic
An unusually high number of cases have been found in places where the virus isn't endemic.
Mysterious hepatitis outbreaks in children are confounding doctors — here's why the cause is still unclear
More than two dozen children have needed liver transplants globally, including 15 children in the United States alone.
The modern flu is a direct descendant of the virus that caused the 1918 pandemic
Mapping past pandemics could help us prevent future ones.
What overturning Roe means for medication abortion
“The fact that there's an FDA-approved drug for use up to 10 weeks and states are saying ‘no, you can only use it for six,’ makes no sense.”
Overturning Roe v. Wade will make the U.S.’s horrifying maternal mortality rates even worse
Maternal mortality rates have been increasing in the United States for decades.
More than half of Americans have had Covid-19 — here's how to tell if you are one of them
The CDC says 60 percent of people in the U.S. have contracted Covid-19 since the pandemic began.
5 things people get wrong about adult ADHD
"There's a lot of work to be done in creating a more nuanced and inclusive view of ADHD."
Here's what drinking aloe vera juice really does to your body
A nutritionist explains the dangers of this new TikTok trend.
Should you tan your balls? Men's health experts debunk testicular tanning
A urologist weighs in on that viral Tucker Carlson segment.
Mask recommendations are constantly in flux — here's the last mask guide you'll ever need
Few mitigation measures have inflamed tensions more than masks and mask mandates.
Zika discovery: One plausible mutation could make the virus more dangerous
The finding underscores the importance of surveillance studies.
New brain scans may reveal why psilocybin is such a potent antidepressant
In a brain-to-brain comparison with traditional antidepressants, psilocybin is the clear winner.
Melatonin won't cure your sleep problems — and it might even be harmful
From widely varying supplement content to limited, temporary efficacy, experts say there are better ways of getting good sleep.
Overconfidence kills: The CDC and WHO still haven’t learned how to effectively communicate uncertainty
If there's one communications lesson from the pandemic, it's the importance of navigating uncertainty.
Do supplements boost immunity? A doctor debunks the wellness claim
20 years after the Human Genome Project, researchers decipher the missing 8 percent of human DNA
A decade ago, researchers sequenced 92 percent of the human genome. They just cracked the last 8 percent.