Terror, shipwreck, guns – 24 hours in a Karachi ambulance
Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service.
Is the dark really making me sad?
How do Scandinavians deal with long, dark winters? And what might this teach us about the relationship between our moods and sunlight? By Linda Geddes.
The surprising link between sunshine and suicide
Lengthening daylight isn’t necessarily good news where mental health is concerned.
This week’s podcast: The rats that sniff TB, cancer and landmines
Find out how they did it, and why other countries won’t follow suit.
Why being bilingual keeps your brain fit
Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. If so, asks Gaia Vince, are those who speak only one language missing out?
You can train your body into thinking it's had medicine
Jo Marchant asks if we can harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs.
Why the calorie is broken
Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work.
Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening
Teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. How?
Why do we have blood types?
More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t really know what blood types are for.
How has the world's health changed in your lifetime?
Put yourself at the centre of the story in our Global Health Check interactive infographic.
This is what happens after you die
Exploring how the breakdown of our bodies after death gives birth to new life.