Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse but the rest of the world isn’t listening
In Iceland, teenage smoking, drinking and drug use have been radically cut in the past 20 years. Why won’t other countries follow suit?
Why are so many of us over-sensitive?
Being overly sensitive to sights and sounds can be deeply traumatic, but there may be an upside. By Emma Young.
Eat to treat
We know that our diet has a huge influence on our health, but is it possible to use food as medicine for a specific disease? Emma Young, who has type 2 diabetes, is sceptical but intrigued.
The animals that sniff out TB, cancer and landmines
Rats can smell tuberculosis. Dogs can smell cancer. Now they’re being trained to save your life. Emma Young reports.
What the nose knows
Losing your sense of smell can fundamentally change the way you relate to other people, writes Emma Young.
Secrets of the strong-minded
Can children be made more psychologically ‘resilient’ to traumas like 9/11 – as well as the stress of everyday life? Emma Young meets a former school principal who believes they can.
Can you supercharge your brain?
Applying mild electrical currents to your head could take away pain, help memory and improve attention – and the US military is very interested. Emma Young reports.