Where there’s smoke
A haze has periodically wafted over South-east Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the problem remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.
How do you tell someone that they’re seriously ill, or even dying? Chrissie Giles explores how doctors learn and how they deal with the stress and trauma, for both their patients and themselves.
When discussing death, the words we choose can speak volumes.
The surgeon and author talks to Mosaic about end-of-life care, writing and how doctors can be better communicators.
How does a doctor train to break bad news? By acting the part.
Healthcare in Australia’s Aboriginal communities is hindered by a long history of racial discord between very different cultures. Georgina Kenyon discovers the story of one young woman who died in the 1980s, and asks whether anything has changed since.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is trying new ways to improve healthcare in Aboriginal communities.
The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it? Rebecca Guenard finds out.
Exploring how a small change in your DNA sequence can make you a natural blonde.
Finding out what drives so many of us to colour our hair.
What do we know about the environmental impact of hair dye chemicals?
What’s it like to hear voices? Are they hallucinations or a normal human experience? Chris Chapman explores what they are, why they happen and how they are being understood.
Is voice hearing the result of how our brains model the world around us?
Watch footage of an avatar used in a new therapy to treat schizophrenia.
Jemima Hodkinson investigates a seemingly paradoxical experience.
Naloxone can reverse an otherwise fatal heroin overdose within minutes. Carrie Arnold meets the doctors who put this remarkable drug in the hands of the police, families and addicts—and saved thousands of lives.
Can the way hospitals are designed improve the experiences of staff and visitors, and even the recovery of patients? Lucy Maddox finds out.
How can we move away from mental health clinics that are dark, sad and scary?
Exploring how design can improve the lives of people with dementia.
How do the buildings in which we work affect us emotionally and physically?
The world’s most powerful computers can’t perform accurate real-time translation. Yet interpreters do it with ease. Geoff Watts meets the neuroscientists who are starting to explain this remarkable ability.
Watch our re-creation of a classic experiment to test this out.
In the 1970s, radical scientists thought they could change the world – if they could change science first. As told to Alice Bell.