Topic : Health & Well Being

  • Hindu pilgrims wait in line for an eye check-up at a camp organised by a NGO before heading for an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of “Makar Sankranti”, in Kolkata Forum Article

    Improving the health of India’s poorest

    The story of 20-year-old Eshwar, a resident of rural Karnataka, India, shows the power of free… more

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    How to use maths to tackle epidemics

    At the sharp end of the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases are courageous people who work… more

  • Influenza virus cells are high-lighted through a florescent microscope at the WHO National Influenza Center in Bangkok Forum Article

    How does the flu virus make us sick?

    Viral infections always follow a similar course. The pathogen infiltrates the host cells and uses their… more

  • Jayla studies on a computer at the shelter where she lives in Los Angeles Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Use technology

    Despite encouraging signs of progress, the statistics are clear: there is a gender gap and women are behind… more

  • To match Special Report SCIENCE/GENOME Forum Article

    How can philanthropy transform medicine?

    This month, Melinda and I joined hundreds of scientists for a meeting in Seattle. The topic we discussed is… more

  • Laboratory technicans of the company Icon Genetics prepare proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in Halle Young Global Leaders Video

    How does the Ebola virus work?

    Genetic sequencing can help track the spread and adaptation of viral outbreaks such as Ebola and Lassa… more

  • A graduate student stains rodent Parkinsonian brain sections Forum Article

    Why drug research is under threat

    This is the best of times for biomedical research. New drugs, medical devices, and diagnostic… more

  • Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory in Munich Forum Article

    A step towards personalised cancer treatments

    Sequencing the genomes of tumor cells has revealed thousands of genetic mutations linked with cancer… more

  • A little girl is asleep in a classroom in Haiti. REUTERS/Kena Betancur Forum Article

    3 things you can learn in your sleep

    If someone suggested you play music or light a scented candle while you slept to better remember what you… more

  • Health worker is reflected in a mirror as he prepares protective equipment near Rokupa Hospital Forum Article

    Could this vaccine beat Ebola?

    The world has been warned that the current Ebola epidemic may not end without the use of a vaccine –… more

  • A nurse poses for a photo in a trauma center of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Forum Article

    Why fighting corruption is key to improving healthcare

    In a sector that is scarce and expensive to begin with, corruption can mean the difference between life and… more

  • Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speaks to villagers about Ebola virus precautions outside Ganta Forum Article

    We all have a stake in the battle against Ebola

    Dear World, In just over six months, Ebola has managed to bring my country to a standstill. … more

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    How to prepare for the next Ebola

    Until Thomas Eric Duncan brought Ebola into the United States, the disease was largely dismissed as an… more

  • A woman pushes a pram along the embankment in the Black Sea resort town of Alushta Forum Article

    What matters more: GDP or happiness?

    Since 1990, GDP per person in China has doubled and then redoubled. With average incomes multiplying… more

  • Health worker checks the temperature of a baby entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale Forum Article

    What can we learn from Ebola?

    The Ebola epidemic is threatening not only West Africans’ lives, but also the progress toward… more

  • A man washes hands at facility outside Green Pharmacy, Area 8, in Abuja Forum Article

    Why we need to rethink drug trials for diseases like Ebola

    The Ebola crisis brings into sharp contrast the importance of appropriate regulation for trials of new… more

  • India school girl Global Shapers Article

    How to close the gender gap? Start at school

    Over my years of involvement with school health programmes in India, I have found that  incorporating… more

  • People walk towards a train station in Tokyo Forum Article

    Why patience pays

    In economics, patience is measured as the ‘rate of time preference’, which… more