By Brian Kellett - 28 February 16:08
A new regular column, "Nurse in the City", by Brian Kellett.
By Michael Brooks - 28 February 8:34
Why medinical zinc is not all it's cracked up to be.
By Jessica Grose - 21 February 17:49
A new history of the Lamaze technique is balanced and impressive, but, like almost everything connected to childbirth, it is not entirely neutral or impassive.
By Steven Poole - 19 February 14:09
Modern governments have long demonised drugs, but the world now may be inching its way back towards the more rational view held in the 19th century.
By Will Self - 13 February 17:21
Britain’s ongoing flirtation with a military way of life.
By Phil Whitaker - 12 February 10:32
This 16-to-17 age band can pose the most acute ethical dilemmas, as a case in my area illustrated all too starkly.
By Nicholas Lezard - 12 February 10:31
That I have lived pretty much entirely self-sufficiently for six and a half years is a matter of some astonishment.
By Phil Whitaker - 06 February 8:41
Two needles in the haystack of general practice.
By Phil Whitaker - 23 January 17:55
With the best intentions, modern medicine is leading many people to opt for invasive surgery they do not need.
By Sarah Ditum - 21 January 9:06
After getting pregnant at 20, the life I thought I'd have suddenly vanished. Knowing that I still had control over what happened to my body helped me to come to terms with my new future.
By Sophie McBain - 03 January 11:52
Obesity rates triple in developing countries. A report by the Overseas Development Institute has found that one in three adults globally is obese.
By Phil Whitaker - 19 December 16:49
Come April 2014, our out-of-hours service will be run by strangers based many hundreds of miles away.
By Brian Kellett - 15 December 15:30
If you’re the kind of person who thinks, “It’s Christmas – A&E will be empty,” and comes in to have their verruca treated, you are wrong.
By Patrick McGrath - 13 December 14:34
Until the 1980s children were given no anaesthesia during open heart surgery - and we still don't manage their pain properly now.
By Michael Brooks - 12 December 14:47
The take-home message on smoking from science? Quit now.
By Adrian Marston - 12 December 12:38
A former president of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland argues that the word “cancer” is unhelpful in efforts to lead patients away from quacks.
By Sophie McBain - 12 December 11:55
In 2050, 71 per cent of Alzheimer's patients will be in low to middle income countries. Will they be able to access medical care?
By Rhiannon and Holly - 24 November 13:22
Miranda Hart has made a decent career out of pillorying the kind of standards women are expected to live up to - but her latest venture, an exercise video called "Maracattack" has put an end to all that.
By Ian Roberts - 22 November 11:25
The clotting drug tranexamic acid has already been included in the White House Medical Unit treatment protocols for President Obama. But until more people know about it, thousands of trauma victims all over the world will die needlessly without it.
By Phil Whitaker - 21 November 13:31
When a patient is diagnosed with fibromyalgia, all too often symptoms are dismissed as "all in the mind".
By Sophie McBain - 21 November 12:14
One in 10 people in Iceland are on antidepressants, and prescription rates across the OECD have dramatically increased.
By Phil Whitaker - 14 November 12:12
Because of a growing body of research, there is a dawning appreciation that allergy to the proteins in cow’s milk is behind a range of childhood illnesses.
By Phil Whitaker - 07 November 7:58
The strange discrepancies between how we treat strokes and heart attacks.
By Liz Evans - 31 October 14:08
Our densely populated, low-income neighbourhood of the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver has 16,000 residents and about 6,000 injection drug users. Day after day, I’ve seen kind, funny and gentle people lose their families, get sicker, become more isolated a
By Billy Boland - 31 October 12:50
While an under-performing school holds ample opportunities for teachers to turn lives around, inpatient psychiatric units are where lives get put on hold.
By Jerome Groopman - 21 October 15:36
Typically absent from the claims about many “alternative treatments” are their risks. Jerome Groopman explores Dr Paul Offit's battle against charlatanism.
By Eleanor Margolis - 17 October 16:41
The bare-faced callousness of the American healthcare system is obvious. This isn’t a hospital; it’s the Wild West.
By Glosswitch - 15 October 10:40
Anorexia might win the eating disorder visibility contest but it doesn’t win any on-the-ground PR battles.
By Glosswitch - 08 October 14:16
I’ve spent time in psychiatric hospitals; I look like a “normal” person, too. But what if I didn’t?
By Sophie McBain - 08 October 10:51
By 2015, GlaxoSmithKline hopes to market the world's first malaria vaccine. But a lot more needs to be done to tackle a disease that kills 660,000 people a year.