Topic : Health & Well Being

  • Radiologist examines brain X-rays of a patient at North Bengal Oncology Center on the outskirts of Siliguri Forum Article

    Can cannabis really be used to treat cancer?

    Cannabis has long been touted as containing chemicals that might work against cancer. A recent study… more

  • An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York Forum Article

    Why we’re all addicted to sugar

    We need to reassess where responsibility lies for obesity and who should be spending the money to… more

  • Road signs stand in Mongolia’s South Gobi desert awaiting to be deployed during the development of Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia Forum Article

    The career choice nobody tells you about

    One of the most important choices I made in my career was one I didn’t even realize I was making. When I… more

  • Woman uses a mobile phone before taking a HIV/AIDS test at a mobile testing unit in Ndeeba Global Agenda Councils Article

    Can mobile data help fight Ebola?

    Earlier this month I had the privilege of attending the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Summit on the Global… more

  • Plaster phrenological models of heads, showing different parts of the brain, are seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London Forum Article

    Why is there a shortage of psychiatrists?

    Mental illness is a major public health problem in the United States. Suicide alone takes the lives of… more

  • An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York Forum Article

    How to beat diabetes

    Let me start with a disclaimer: I am overweight.  My kids and my wife keep telling me that I need… more

  • Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana Forum Article

    How to tackle antibiotic resistance

    Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. Resistance makes it harder for physicians… more

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

    Why do viruses incubate?

    Health workers returning to their home countries after working in Ebola-affecte… more

  • A clinic support staff takes blood sample from a child at a clinic operated by Doctors without Borders in Bagega village in northeastern state of Zamfara Forum Article

    How to improve primary care for the poor

    Primary health care has many different definitions, but can be defined simply as the first… more

  • A pile of firewood is seen at a firewood merchant in the Varkiza suburb, south of Athens Forum Article

    Who suffers most from deforestation?

    The debate over deforestation has traditionally weighed the tradeoffs between local economic benefits and… more

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    Which is the best country to grow old in?

    It’s no secret that the global population is ageing. We’re living longer than ever and are healthier… more

  • An overweight woman sits on a chair in Times Square in New York Forum Article

    Why we all struggle to make healthier choices

    Diseases linked to smoking tobacco, a lack of exercise, drinking alcohol and eating… more

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    The best thing you can do for your career

    A recurring theme I hear my entrepreneur colleagues discuss is how little they sleep. It may sound like… more

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    A new way to fight cancer?

    Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits… more

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    A new way to treat chronic pain?

    One in five of us has been experiencing chronic pain over the past three months, or longer. Chronic pain… more

  • A man uses an E-cigarette in this illustration picture taken in Paris Forum Article

    Can electronic cigarettes save lives?

    Michael Russell and Murray Jarvik, two pioneers of smoking-cessation research in the 1970s, would… more

  • Pharmaceutical tablets and capsules in blister packs are arranged on table in illustration picture in Ljubljana Forum Article

    How to get new drugs launched faster

    Lovastatin, a first-in-class blockbuster cholesterol drug, became commercially… more

  • global governance Forum Article

    A new way of measuring social progress

    In a 1968 speech, Robert Kennedy recognized gross national product “measures everything in short… more