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.
Nic Fleming explores new therapies based on video games in the hope of getting his first glimpse of 3D vision.
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.
Teen smoking, drinking and drug use has been radically cut in the past 20 years. Why won’t other countries follow suit?
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.
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.
Andrew Hankinson on a new approach to funding healthcare online.
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.
How one company’s vision for the humble loo is transforming lives, from Madagascar to UK music festivals.
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.
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.
Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters.
Meet the scientists finding out how we can defeat our inner trolls and build more cooperative digital societies.
Uncovering the truth behind the first man treated with the world’s first antibiotic.
More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best?
Headlines scream about “epidemics” of shootings and stabbings – but what if we took that literally?
Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know?
This reading list accompanies our story on the ethical issues around sharing genetic information.
This reading list accompanies our story on treating violence as a public health problem.
One bright idea to treat depression is spreading far and wide.