Elana Spivack

Elana Spivack reports on science and health for Inverse from New York City. Other bylines include Lady Science, BitchMedia, and more. Elana is particularly concerned with inclusive, accurate reporting on sexual and reproductive health and policy. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Spanish-language literature from Kenyon College and will complete her Masters at NYU's Science Health Environmental Reporting Program at the end of 2021. She was an Edward Albee Foundation Writing Resident in 2019. When not reporting, she contributes satire to McSweeney's, Reductress, and others. Other favorite activities include biking and salsa dancing. You can find her published work at elanaspivack.com and her tweets under @elanaspivack.

gut feeling

Neanderthal discovery reveals an important lesson for human gut health

A study earlier this year looked at fecal samples from Neanderthals, finding diverse microbiota that suggest a plant-rich diet and more health insights.

Longevity Hacks

Why one type of massage can help muscles heal faster — study

There’s a curious link between mechanical stimulation, skeletal muscle repair, and immune function.

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Longevity Hacks

Want to get better at exercising? Scientists endorse these 2 fitness hacks

New research endorses choosing specific goals and pushing yourself to start immediately.

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What is the healthiest sugary drink? It’s complicated.

A new sugar study may influence what you drink next.

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coin toss

A new sperm discovery could help solve two huge male fertility issues

These seemingly opposing issues may be two sides of the same coin.

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Getting older

Men feel better about aging than women, study shows

A study of 19,800 people in Japan finds that while women may live longer, they may be less happy about it than men.

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Way back when

DNA study reveals fresh ties between humans and an enigmatic ancient people

“I think what we have been calling Denisovans has been overly simplistic.”

Gut check

Scientists discover a “mind-blowing” link between gut health and age reversal

“By restoring health in the microbiome we’re able to reverse age-related cognitive deficits,” scientists say about their new study in mice.