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The benefits of pets – how the human-animal bond is evolving

Pet owners have long known animals bring health and happiness, but could doctors soon be recommending animal interaction for more people?

Drip by drip: How we solve the global water scarcity crisis

Global demand for fresh water is rising fast, and around the world, scientists are hard at work on smart, sustainable solutions.

The tanning delusion – why do we ignore the risks of skin cancer?

Skin cancer is on the rise yet many of us are unaware that we’re at risk.

Women’s intimate health: The sobering truth about keeping quiet

Talking about your most intimate bodily functions can be embarrassing, but not seeking professional advice can have devastating consequences.

From space to sea: The future of food production

Securing food for the Earth’s future population is one of the great challenges ahead. New technologies and techniques are helping to make this possible.

Saving Lives: The four-legged mine detectors

Through their amazing sense of smell, specially trained dogs are helping to rid the world of the devastating impact of landmines.

How the myth that heart disease is a man’s problem hurts women

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women, but early research focused on men. The result? A dangerous myth that heart disease is a man’s problem.

Your home is your castle – except when you're allergic to it

Allergies and asthma are on the rise and increasingly have become household concerns.

80 is the new 60: Staying healthy in an aging world

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them.

Can we trust ourselves when it comes to gene editing?

Genetic editing could be one of our most powerful tools to treat illness and suffering, but could it change what it means to be human?

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