Can taking lessons outdoors tackle the children’s mental health crisis?

Five-year-old Alfie* hadn’t spoken a word at school all year until he started forest school. Being in nature, he finally opened up about the reason for his silence: he was grieving the death of his mother. “His mummy had died suddenly, at home in the summer holiday. He did not speak a word, for weeks. […]

Russia’s healthcare crisis accelerates rural decline

Life was being made easier for Muscovites – who have comparatively good healthcare – to keep them happy and prevent them protesting against authorities, he said. “Moscow lives off the rest of Russia. And who is this done to protect?” He pointed to the sky, a reference...

Can bariatric surgery turn the tide on Britain’s obesity crisis?

An “emotional eater” since childhood, Claire Parker was 44 when she had a gastric bypass, where a small part of the top of the stomach is stapled in order to restrict food intake. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends that anyone with a body...