I teach my registrars to be aware how a consultation is making them feel: that can give valuable clues to the patient’s own emotional state.
Atul Gawande argues that medicine has skewed our attitude to mortality. The neurosurgeon Henry Marsh reviews.
Why are we intent on fixing our lens on the chaotic? And why do we insist on trying to weave a grand narrative out of mostly unrelated things? asks the US Ambassador to Britain.
At least 200 health workers have been infected with ebola and 90 have died, according to the latest government figures, yet pay is modest. Last week they staged a two-day strike.
Being able to resist a treat at the age of five is a strong predictor of success: you are more likely to perform well at school and report high self-worth and less likely to become obese, develop addictions or get divorced, found Walter Mischel.
Health service leaders have released a report calling for drastic changes; could this help Ed Miliband on the way to the election?
We defeated or tamed many fatal diseases in the 20th century but many remain a threat. Michael Barrett assesses the contenders for the next pandemic.
The Labour leader repelled Cameron's assault by declaring: "Instead of smearing the NHS in Wales, he should be saving the NHS in England".
GPs face low morale, extra responsibilities and the largest patient load ever – it’s time for government to let them get back to seeing patients.
Our experts are being drowned out by baying, panicked mobs, and in this increasingly voter-pleasing landscape, it’s the loudest who wins.
Pledge will be funded through £750m raised by new windfall levy on tobacco firms.
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