Articles Tagged with the word ‘health’


/ Science, Wellbeing

02 Oct 2015


Being curious not only has the potential to improve our knowledgeable of the world around us, but recent research reveals it can improve our relationships, boost happiness and even make us healthier, says Emily Campbell


/ 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


/ 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


/ Wellbeing

07 Jul 2015


Active ageing is on the up in the EU, despite the economic crisis and austerity measures, a new report suggests


/ 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

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


/ 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

(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


/ Democracy, Politics, Wellbeing

05 Sep 2014


With Ireland in first place, a new index has been created to measure the good that countries do for the rest of the world. Ben Whitford meets its founder, Simon Anholt, and finds out how it could encourage more altruistic and socially positive government policies

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


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


/ Community, Health

10 Jun 2014


Dementia-focused project is one of six awarded £20m government funding


A&E data shows drop in violent crime


/ Wellbeing

23 May 2014


Injuries sustained through violence are falling year-on-year in England and Wales, but critics claim the statistics are misleading

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/ Health

14 Apr 2014


As a new gene therapy trial helps restore the sight of a partially sighted man, Edward Lander considers the developments that are repairing vision around the world