Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

Discover the little-known story of the innovations in science and medicine that doubled the human lifespan in less than a century, and celebrate the unsung heroes of public health who believed change was possible and acted on it.

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Florence Nightingale Used Creativity to Alter Hygiene Habits

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Florence Nightingale used data and creativity to alter the course of human health.



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Using Behavioral Psychology to Encourage Healthy Habits

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Behavioral scientists hired by advertising agencies use psychology to influence habits.

Alexander Fleming's Messy Desk Leads to a Major Discovery

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Alexander Fleming's untidy desk becomes the key to a major scientific breakthrough.

How Gertrude Elion Became a Pioneer of Modern Medicine

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Gertrude Elion's role in developing drugs made her a pioneer of modern medicine.

The Impact of COVID-19 On Different Ethnicities In London

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In London, Black and Asian communities face a higher risk of death from COVID-19.