Hannah Thomasy

Hannah Thomasy has worked as a freelance health reporter for Fatherly, covering topics such as heart health, sexual health, and children’s mental health.

In 2022, Hannah joined Drug Discovery News as an assistant editor. As a former freelance reporter, her bylines have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, New Scientist, Discover Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Undark Magazine, and more. Hannah earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Washington and is a graduate of the Dalla Lana Fellowship in Global Journalism from the University of Toronto.

Hannah calls home both Toronto and Seattle, and spends her free time hiking and playing soccer. You can follow her on Twitter @HannahThomasy.

Getting Fit

Adding Sauna After Workouts Boosts Heart Health, Study Shows

ByHannah Thomasy

Using a sauna after three workouts per week lowers blood pressure and cholesterol more than exercise alone, according to a new study.


Even Mild COVID Can Do Serious Damage To The Lungs, Heart, And Brain

ByHannah Thomasy

Just because you didn’t get long COVID the first time you were infected doesn’t mean you’ll get lucky a second time.


Why Do Kids Self Harm? What Parents Need To Know.

ByHannah Thomasy

Self-harm is common and not always a big red flag — but how parents react to it can make all the difference.


With Airplane Mask Mandates Gone, Should You Cancel Your Family Vacation?

ByHannah Thomasy

Kids under 5 still can’t get vaccinated, but the risk may be less than you think.


The Disturbing Science Of Holding In Pee, Farts, And Sneezes

ByHannah Thomasy

It might be best to let your farts fly free.

Men's Health

Can Masturbation Cause Prostate Cancer? Actually, It Does Just The Opposite

ByHannah Thomasy

Having more sex and masturbating more could lower the risk of prostate cancer.