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  • Mosaic Voices Trey Wright Hero image

    Voices in the dark: an audio story

    Audio

    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.

    52
    min
  • Diabetes in Harlem by Lauren Lancaster Main image

    The 96th Street divide: why there’s so much diabetes in Harlem

    Audio

    In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighbouring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.

    49
    min
  • Messing with our heads

    Like many balding men, Rhodri Marsden has learned to accept losing his hair. But male stoicism and other coping strategies – from hats and wigs to dark humour – often mask deep distress, and even suicidal feelings. Will modern medicine ever find a ‘cure’ – or does the solution lie elsewhere?

    19
    min
  • The superhero in your vagina

    While it’s healthy to have a variety of bacteria in our guts, there’s one place where it’s best to have a single type dominant: the vagina.

    18
    min
  • The worst sound in the world

    Audio

    Why does John Osborne hate the sound of whistling so much?

    22
    min
  • 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.

    16
    min
  • A surprisingly good place to die

    A campaigning doctor has helped make Mongolia a better place to die than many much wealthier nations. Andrew North met her to find out how.

    20
    min
  • This is what it’s like to be struck by lightning

    If you’re hit by lightning, there’s a nine in ten chance you’ll survive. But what are the lasting effects of being exposed to hundreds of millions of volts? Charlotte Huff finds out.

    19
    min
  • Meet the dogs with OCD

    Could understanding canine compulsions help find new treatments for people with obsessive–compulsive disorders too? Shayla Love investigates.

    26
    min
  • Why I pull out my hair

    What it’s like to live with trichotillomania.

    2
    min