• A plutocratic proposal

    If mega-rich people could buy places on clinical trials, would this help drive forward the development of new treatments that could benefit everyone? Alexander Masters thinks it might just work.

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    Obesity costs the UK £47billion a year. It's a surprisingly large problem in poorer countries too.

  • From the archive

    A city slum can be many things – a community, a poverty trap, a potential escape route for the next generation. 

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    If you overdose on heroin, naloxone can save your life. When two US doctors had the idea of putting naloxone in the hands of the police, addicts’ families and addicts themselves, politicians and community leaders opposed them. Yet they persevered, saving thousands of lives. Carrie Arnold reports.