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.
By Nicholas Lezard - 03 October 15:26
It all begins with a hard line against Eucryl Tooth Powder.
By Alan White - 02 October 12:50
“These aren’t isolated instances. It’s cultural, and it’s grown out of what’s happened in the care sector."
By Vickie Morrish - 26 September 12:00
Lorillard's "Blu" e-cigarettes are being sold as the latest vogue nicotine product, when really they should be presented as an attractive way of cutting down.
By Jenny Chanfreau - 14 September 10:54
He goes out and buys a porsche, she goes to India to find herself. We are all familiar with the midlife crisis clichés, but does the midlife crisis really exist, and what is driving it?
By Irfan Allana - 02 September 9:19
Why non-alcoholic beer could be a golden market in the UK’s capital.
By Alice O'Keeffe - 30 August 13:42
Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.
By Glosswitch - 28 August 10:00
Questions as to whether pregnant women should drink alcohol or coffee go beyond the restrictions of an over-cautious medical establishment. It’s to do with how we value people. In her book <em>Expecting Better</em>, Emily Oster has raised some issues that
By Helen Lewis - 22 August 10:10
Helen Lewis talks to Dr Christian Jessen about Twitter diagnoses, self-promotion and the best of the NHS.
By Alice O'Keeffe - 22 August 6:20
Alice O'Keeffe's "Squeezed Middle" column.
By Hazel Robinson - 14 August 11:25
Some of the young people experiencing online abuse will be sending it to themselves, writes Hazel Robinson. That doesn't make their pain any less real - but it should inform how we approach the subject.
By Michael Crawford - 03 August 12:04
To pretend that extra resources are not urgently needed in the NHS is to be as foolish as the courtiers in Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale.
By Paul Dean - 30 July 8:37
How do you tell a stranger, "I have too many balls"? Paul Dean has the answer.
By Caroline Crampton - 28 July 11:30
Naoki Higashida has written a sparkling collection of Q&As, reflections and stories which describes like with autism from a first-hand perspective.
By Richard Horton - 19 July 17:00
All three parties have colluded in the creation of ideal conditions for an unprecedented colonisation of the NHS by an aggressive, profit-seeking private sector. NHS SOS, a new book edited by Jacky Davis and Raymond Tallis, explains how it was done.
By Michael Brooks - 18 July 8:51
A mouse with a human liver is extraordinary indeed, but we should do better with what science has provided.
By Michael Brooks - 04 July 8:28
Of late, science has demonstrated why all types of knowledge lead to discoveries.
By Samira Shackle - 25 June 12:22
What is behind the the sudden upsurge of violence towards polio vaccinators in Pakistan?
By Michael Brooks - 20 June 11:07
We all know that doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the outcome to change is a mark of insanity. It's time for some fresh ideas on cancer research.
By Peter Wilby - 20 June 11:03
Peter Wilby's "First Thoughts" column.
By Rebecca Wait - 18 June 15:47
The Samaritans do great work offering guidance on depictions of suicide in the media and creative arts. I took them very seriously when writing my debut novel. Vice's glamorous depiction of women writers' last moments was depressingly irresponsible.
By Hannah Buchanan - 12 June 9:00
Writing for National Carers Week, Hannah Buchanan explains why the role of carers in our society is so important, and why we should be more aware of what they do for us.
By Sarah Ditum - 06 June 10:58
Humans just aren't very good at giving birth - we produce magnificently big-skulled babies and have skinny little pelvises. A natural birth may sounds wonderful in theory, but in practice it's wise to give nature a helping hand.
By Felicity Cloake - 23 May 8:37
As our waistlines have grown, so has our collective prejudice against the overweight. How should we handle the obesity epidemic?
By Erin Mee - 22 May 11:14
Causes for concern from a care worker.
By Sheila Payne - 16 May 10:23
Pain relief and palliative care is a human right - and yet global access to drugs is grossly unequal. Change is urgently needed.
By Felicity Cloake - 14 May 10:11
It's a tough life being a foodie, but fear not - a sumptuous delicacy awaits in our still damp woodlands between April and June.
By Glosswitch - 13 May 11:16
After my hospitalisation for eating disorders, my brother's schizophrenia diagnosis came as a relief, of sorts. Whether family history or chemical imbalance, we desperately seek a reason for the unreasonable.
By Philip Maughan - 08 May 10:01
A discussion over dinner.