How one Mosaic story helped the global spread of a successful policy for tackling teen substance abuse.
This reading list accompanies our story on treating violence as a public health problem.
This reading list accompanies our story on the ethical issues around sharing genetic information.
Meet the scientists finding out how we can defeat our inner trolls and build more cooperative digital societies.
Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters.
Save the people, save the forest. In rural Indonesia, a pioneering clinic is showing how the health of people and forests could and should be intertwined.
How one company’s vision for the humble loo is transforming lives, from Madagascar to UK music festivals.
Can virtual reality really soothe pain? Jo Marchant meets the doctors who say yes, and who hope this is a solution for the country consuming 80 per cent of the world’s opioid supply: the United States of America.
Andrew Hankinson on a new approach to funding healthcare online.
A network of compassionate volunteers caring for their terminally ill neighbours is allowing more people in Kerala, India, to end their days at peace and at home. Jeremy Laurance meets the man leading the movement.
Surgeons and their patients are finding that virtual reality can relieve the pain and stress of operations – and it’s safer and cheaper than sedatives. Jo Marchant travels to a Mexican mountaintop village to visit a clinic with a difference.
Teen smoking, drinking and drug use has been radically cut in the past 20 years. Why won’t other countries follow suit?
When Tal Golesworthy was told he was at risk of his aorta bursting, he wasn’t impressed with the surgery on offer – so he came up with his own idea.
In a talk for 5x15, Alexander Masters describes his personal journey setting up an unlikely ‘dating agency’ to match neglected research for desperately needed drugs for rare cancers with the mega rich that might just fund it.
Nic Fleming explores new therapies based on video games in the hope of getting his first glimpse of 3D vision.
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.