Whether your hero wears spandex or cat ears, inspirational pop culture figures can help deal with real life difficulties.
After dying down over the past fifteen years, whooping cough is showing up in infants again.
The issues around maternity care are a microcosm of the bigger battles in the NHS – centralisation, protocols and “efficiency savings” v making a space for common sense, professional judgement and personal relationships.
What kind of person, I wonder, steals a bottle of perfume from an incapacitated elderly lady?
Nancy Tucker’s eating disorder memoir, The Time In Between, tackles this problem head-on.
In many ways we have come full circle, returning to a time when women were seen not as human beings, but as objects available for sale or exchange. Only now we call it choice.
With 1 in 4 people in Britain suffering a mental illness in any given year, it's obvious many of them hold down jobs and responsibilities. So why are the headlines today so insensitive and unhelpful?
Can drugs help depression? Crowdfunding allows science researchers to bypass institutional reservations and study taboo subjects.
Often beyond the realms of common sense, vitamins have become the most effective sales tool in food marketing.
This month, researchers are gathering in Cambridge to try and work out why we hurt. Michael Brooks weighs up one suggestion.
In this week's Health Matters, a man finds he has been hurt on the way home - and Phil Whitaker suggests sometimes the best thing to do is move on.
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