Special reports

10 min.
30/November/2021

Smart solutions for human and environmental health

The founders and CEOs of three innovative startups describe how their solutions build healthier and more resilient populations. By Angela Tufvesson
12 min.
30/November/2021

At the heart of air pollution

Research shows air pollution is associated with cardiovascular disease and causes a staggering one in five heart attacks. How can we clean up the air we breathe to save more lives? By Jo Waters
13 min.
30/November/2021

Treating patient earth

Climate change and non-communicable diseases have an inextricable link. Treat one and the other will follow. By Becky McCall
10 min.
16/July/2021

Landmark discoveries with staggering impact

The impact of landmark discoveries in medical science has been life-changing for people living with non-communicable diseases. By Bob Kirsch & Becky McCall
10 min.
26/May/2021

Amazing advances in medicines hold huge promise for a better world

Five global experts offer a glimpse of the kind of innovations we may see in the future. By Jo Waters
4 min
26/May/2021

Introduction: Medicines that changed the world

Medical discoveries have made non-communicable diseases not only manageable, but survivable, although many challenges still remain. By Andrea Chipman
8 min.
26/May/2021

Fake drugs and how to protect the vulnerable

Medicines to treat non-communicable diseases can be life-sustaining, but in many cases are out of reach to patients. Counterfeit drugs and a lack of access to medicines are driving the divide between high and low-resource settings. By Swagata Yadavar
24/August/2020

Obesity casts a big shadow

Rates of obesity are skyrocketing, and more comprehensive policies are needed to fully address the complex causes of the condition. By Andrea Chipman
8 min.
24/August/2020

A ruinous epidemic

The obesity crisis has been a long time in the making, gathering force despite more than a decade of individual initiatives. Comprehensive policymaking taking into account the complex roots of obesity has huge potential to reverse the progress of a deadly epidemic. By Danny Buckland
11 min.
24/August/2020

Disease in disguise

As obesity reaches epidemic levels globally, experts are reflecting on the mixed results of policies implemented over the past decade and asking if obesity should be treated as a disease more than as a lifestyle choice that individuals can modify. By Jo Waters
9 min.
24/August/2020

Double burden on the poor

Populations in more than one in three low-income countries are hit by a double burden of malnutrition in the form of both obesity and undernutrition. Effective nutrition programmes can help countries overcome the double malnutrition challenge. By Christine Michael