Medicine is littered with myths. For years we doled out antibiotics for minor infections, thinking we were speeding recovery.
No woman should be kept in the dark about their pregnancy.
"To everyone else my mental illness made me more female than ever: fragile, weak, unfit even to offer an accurate account of my innermost experiences."
Learning to live with epilepsy.
Strong links between the pill and depression have confirmed what many women have long suspected. So why are female contraceptives still so rubbish – and when will they finally get on with male ones?
“It’s like Trevor’s on a tightrope,” said my boyfriend, “but the tightrope is only a foot above the ground”.
“Dear life coach, I’m not being facetious but, now you mention it, there is one small area of my life I want to change. . ."
The latest technology to aid the sexual revolution? A simple model, used to teach schoolchildren.
Supplementing diets with vitamin pills has become a popular practice, but the evidence behind their effectiveness is increasingly shaky.
Was this dehydration? Heart failure? Or something much, much more simple?
The temptation to believe that everything will be OK is lulling us into a false sense of post-Brexit security.
Twenty years ago, Labour won a landslide on a tide of optimism. Where did it all go wrong?
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