Medicine is littered with myths. For years we doled out antibiotics for minor infections, thinking we were speeding recovery.
Our understanding of empathy is pretty limited, but many figures are calling for change. Corporate culture is beginning to recognise the need to put yourself in someone else's shoes.
Between 10 and 30 per cent of British university students have taken pills such as Modafinil and Ritalin to improve their memory and heighten their concentration.
A Stanford study has found that those who hallucinate voices are influenced by the culture they live in, with differences in mood and tone depending upon where in the world they live.
The emergency action is a damning indictment of the pressures the government has created on the frontline.
Health Secretary agrees to look at Labour MP's plan to raise National Insurance to fund higher spending.
Labour is right to focus on rescuing the NHS from the harm done by this government, but must face the truth that it was the party that introduced private finance into the health service in the first place.
To achieve economic credibility, Miliband needs to speak the language of priorities.
The government has made progress on the urgent crisis of antimicrobial resistance, but sustained public pressure is still needed, says Zac Goldsmith.
Cervical smear tests aren’t just stressful for rape survivors – they can trigger powerful flashbacks and violent memories. But avoiding a test can mean preserving your mental health at the risk of your physical well-being.
Labour’s first radical health policy was a promise of survival through medical crises; today's updated version should be a pledge to deliver not only longer lives but healthier lives for all.
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