The healing power of nature
The idea that immersing yourself in forests and nature has a healing effect is far more than just folk wisdom
When is stress good for you?
The subtle flows and toxic hits of stress get under the skin, making and breaking the body and brain over a lifetime
Scents and sensibility
Our sense of smell gives flavour to food, emotion to memories, and connects us to each other. But how exactly does it work?
Children born with in-between sex development are subject to surgeries that many believe violate their human rights
Who is a sportswoman?
Elite female athletes are subjected to invasive gender tests, and hormone treatments if they fail. This is deeply unfair
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
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
The case against sugar
A potent toxin that alters hormones and metabolism, sugar sets the stage for epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes
The addiction habit
Addiction changes the brain but it's not a disease that can be cured with medicine. In fact, it's learned – like a habit
Is this medical bulimia?
A new medical device enables the expulsion of stomach contents for weight loss. Are you feeling disgusted? Should you be?