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Essay/Health Policy & Economics
Medical disrespect

Bullying doctors are not just unpleasant, they are dangerous. Can we change the culture of intimidation in our hospitals?

Ilana Yurkiewicz

Essay/Epidemiology
How plagues really work

The next pandemic will erupt, not from the jungle, but from the disease factories of hospitals, refugee camps and cities

Wendy Orent

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States
A good trip

Researchers are giving psychedelics to cancer patients to help alleviate their despair — and it’s working

Linda Marsa

Essay/Sleep & Dreams
Life in Circadia

The ticking of the bodyclock can help us fight cancer, safeguard our hearts, time our meals, and enhance our intelligence

Jessa Gamble

Essay/Chemistry
The power of fat

Human fat cells can be used to regenerate damaged hearts and ageing joints. So should we start piling on the pounds?

Jalees Rehman

Essay/Illness & Disease
A bug for Alzheimer’s?

A bold theory places infection at the root of Alzheimer’s, explaining why decades of treatment have done little good

Melinda Wenner Moyer

Essay/Epidemiology
The Black Death

At least one in three Europeans and untold millions in Asia died. What was the source of this brutal, lethal efficiency?

Wendy Orent

Essay/Consciousness & Altered States
Under the influence

How did enlightenment thinkers distinguish between ‘drugs’ and ‘medicines’? And how should we?

Benjamin Breen

Essay/Stories & Literature
Storyhealing

Literature can enthuse medicine, and medicine can inspire literature. They are complementary treatments for being human

Gavin Francis

Essay/Medicine
Nobody is normal

Are you average? Typical? Ideal? Adequate? The idea of ‘normal’ is a historical construct and it's time we got rid of it

Jonathan Sholl

Essay/Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth
Magic or medicine?

If you were a poor Ugandan mother with a desperately ill baby, would you turn to Western medicine or the village healer?

Brendan Borrell

Essay/Biology
A flowered planet

For all their intricate symbolic force, from the Paleolithic to today's herbalism, plants are still a deep mystery to us

Olivia Laing

Essay/Biotechnology
An iCure?

Crowdfunding might catapult promising cancer treatments into clinical trials, but can it make a real difference?

Alexander Masters