/ Health

30 Sep 2015


A small metal fish designed for use in cooking to increase iron uptake is proving a great success in Cambodia and is now set to be used further afield. Could the Lucky Iron Fish spawn an end to iron deficiency across the rest of Asia?


/ Environment, Health, Social Enterprise, Technology

04 Sep 2015


Cooking smoke kills hundreds of people a day, but one company has come up with a clever alternative – and a finance model to fund it – to help Bhutanese families cook up a better future

(c) AFRIpads

/ Health

20 Aug 2015


Menstrual hygiene continues to be one of the most pressing issues facing women in developing countries. Here, Thorsten Kiefer looks at five innovative programmes around the globe that aim to raise awareness


/ Community, Health

18 Aug 2015


Close-knit communities have a significant advantage when it comes to tackling malaria, according to new findings which could be applicable to malaria prevention activities around the world


/ Health

05 Aug 2015


The goal to get HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has already been met, says the UN


/ Body & Mind, Health, Positive Perspective, Sport

14 Jul 2015


Fed up with the depressing imagery surrounding aging, photographer Alex Rotas decided to document an altogether different side to growing old


/ Education, Environment, Health

08 Jul 2015


A new study has discovered that children’s mental health and wellbeing improves if they are exposed to green spaces at school


/ Food, Health, Social Enterprise

04 Jun 2015


Shift Design aims to make positive changes to people’s behaviour through meaningful action and social enterprise. One project, Box Chicken, aims to revolutionise the way young people in London view fast food


/ Health, Wellbeing, Youth

11 May 2015


Tradition, corruption and political negligence continue to stigmatise mental illness, but the new generation is transforming old taboos


, / Health

27 Apr 2015


This week marks the fourth annual World Immunization Week. Kylie Bull reports on how the increasing use of child vaccinations is saving lives in Kenya

(c) Marina del Castell LR

/ Arts, Health, Lifestyle, Spirit, Wellbeing

07 Apr 2015


The sense of awe on experiencing the beauty of nature, art and spirituality may boost our immune systems, according to a new study

Portuguese Minister for Health, Ana Jorge on the International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking 2010 (c) Nuno Saraiva (2)

/ Body & Mind, Community, Health, Wellbeing

02 Apr 2015


UK politicians have been urged to decriminalise the use and possession of most drugs after addiction rates in Portugal were cut by half following decriminalisation in the country almost 15 years ago


/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015


Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research


/ Health, Science, Technology

05 Feb 2015


Child amputees in the developing world are to sample the latest technology in custom-made prosthetics after a Canadian NGO receives more than £50,000 in government funding

(c) MSF Martin Zinggl (2)

/ Community, Health

16 Dec 2014


Whether it is traders refusing to sell them food for fear of touching contaminated coins, or religious leaders turning them away from mosques and churches, Ebola survivors risk being marginalised. But grassroots groups in Africa are helping to nurture reintegration

(c) Day Donaldson

/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014


A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

(c) Flickr member Will Curran

/ Health

30 Oct 2014


A clinical trial involving nearly 300 men and women in one of China’s most polluted regions has found that daily consumption of a broccoli beverage helped excretion of benzene, a known carcinogen, and acrolein, a lung irritant

Commuters 2 (c) Flickr Member Rob Emes

/ Economics & Innovation, Health, Lifestyle

03 Sep 2014


Two health and business professionals have joined growing calls for a reduced working week in order to improve employee wellbeing and business efficiency

1 (c) Phalinn Ooi

/ Community, Health, Innovation, Politics, Sustainable Development

28 Aug 2014


Since 1948 the NHS has provided publicly-funded healthcare based on equality. But with continuing funding cuts and privatisation threatening the service we ask a group of experts how it can have a secure long-term future that best serves the public


Government changes stance on Care Bill


/ Health, Wellbeing

20 Jun 2014


A government U-turn means those receiving state-funded care at home will receive extra protection under the Human Rights Act