In the early 2000s, when there were just two psychiatrists serving over 12 million people, Zimbabwe had to get creative to treat depression. Now, one bright idea – the Friendship Bench – is spreading far and wide.
Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson investigate the links between individual mental health and the health of a community.
More and more people are donating organs, but demand still far exceeds supply. What can the world learn from the country that does it best? Chris Baraniuk writes.
In Finland, people whose sickness is linked to certain buildings fear being labelled as mentally ill, while scientists search for evidence that their condition is “real.” Shayla Love on the beat.
99% fruit and veggies means only what marketers want it to mean. Jacky Mandelbaum and Jane Martin show you how to sort through the bunk.
Tasnim Elmamoun looks into the evidence to find some lessons that US health care can take away from the UK’s NHS.
African American women are four times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy. Where is their voice in the health care debates? Adriana Gallardo talks to survivors.
Millions of people across the world want to make their skin lighter – but the treatments they use can be dangerous. Mary-Rose Abraham meets beauticians, dermatologists and their clients to walk the line between aesthetic choice and racial prejudice.
Traditional flush toilets aren’t an option in many parts of the world, but neither is leaving people with unsafe and unhygenic choices. Now, one company is piloting a new loo that’s waterless, off-grid and able to charge your phone. Lina Zeldovich travels to Madagascar to witness the start of a lavatorial revolution.