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A little girl in Sudan gets treated by physiotherapist Fatima Mohamed. Reuters/UNAMID/Albert Gonzalez Farran/Handout

Physiotherapy students have much to learn from the humanities

Many medical disciplines have started encouraging their students to embrace lessons from the arts and humanities. Physiotherapy is lagging behind.
A newborn baby undergoes music therapy at a hospital in Slovakia. The hospital uses music therapy to treat infants who have been separated from their mothers. Petr Josek Snr/Reuters

Healthy songs: the amazing power of music therapy

From serving newborns to treating hospice patients, music can be used in medical and psychological treatment with surprising – and real – results.
Helen Macdonald, winner of the 2014 Costa Book of the Year. Marzena Pogorzaly

Why popular culture is mad for medical fiction

Whatever your opinion of book prizes, they remain a useful tool for understanding what is popular in the literary world. The Costa Book of the Year, awarded this year to Helen Macdonald for her book H…