Trinny and Susannah fats your lot
By Ben Davies - 13 August 14:39

Thought the freak show was a thing of the past? Well check out the programmes that make the overweig

What is quality of life?
By Martin O'Neill - 12 August 13:05

The challenge of deciding how we should decide who deserves treatment from an NHS of finite resource

Profile: Elizabeth Pisani
By Lucy Knight - 11 August 10:34

Elizabeth Pisani is an epidemiologist, who has spent a decade specialising in HIV/Aids. Lucy Knight

Too soon to celebrate Alzheimer's drug
By Paul Donovan - 07 August 10:21

There is no standard procedure for helping those with dementia; it is largely a case of families fig

By Simon Barnett - 08 July 11:03

Simon Barnett, diagnosed manic depressive in 1981, writes on direct action, Madpride and this year's

Happy birthday NHS
By Jonn Elledge - 04 July 20:12

As Britain's greatest institution celebrates its 60th birthday, Jonn Elledge reports on a health se

What the NHS means to me
By Alan Johnson - 03 July 10:29

As the Health Service turns 60, <em>Alan Johnson</em> says Nye Bevan's vision continues to inspire h

Virtual blues
By Sarah Birke - 26 June 10:24

The online revolution is the most recent step in the development of counselling, an initiative that

Banning Khat
By Hugh Barnes - 26 June 10:24

An overdue reform of drugs policy or another draconian attack on our civil liberties? Hugh Barnes re

Right to strike over low pay
By Dave Prentis - 25 June 12:10

Since 2004 local government workers have had below inflation awards. Their vote in favour of strike

The key is respect
By Ed Miliband - 19 June 11:15

The government needs to change the relationship between state and citizen, writes the Minister for t

Stiff upper lip or let it all out?
By David Alexander - 13 June 11:41

Top trauma psychologist David Alexander reacts to a report suggesting in the wake of 9/11 some peopl

A window-rattling belch
By Julian Clary - 12 June 10:20

Not even a Jaffa Cake and two Nurofen could make me feel better. It was time to call for an ambulanc

Bright ideas will damage Labour's health
By Peter Wilby - 05 June 10:43

Threatening GPs is bad politics

A miracle convention for the disabled?
By Victoria Brignell - 03 June 12:13

Fine words without actions are meaningless but actions usually only come about after fine words have

For the good of others
By Peter Wilby - 29 May 13:00

The public sector ethos may be on its last legs.

Time for universal free school meals
By Sharon Hodgson - 27 May 11:42

Labour's Sharon Hodgson says universal free school meals are a vote winner and would boost the natio

You don’t have to be mad to work here…
By James Medhurst - 20 May 17:17

It is not new for political figures to be affected by mental illness – Winston Churchill was famousl

A desperate need for care reform
By Gordon Lishman - 16 May 15:22

We are all living longer, and care provision must be central to Brown's social justice agenda, argue

How not to defeat Aids
By James Le Fanu - 15 May 13:00

<strong>The Wisdom of Whores: Bureaucrats, Brothels and the Business of Aids

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Religion must not block progress
By Robin McKie - 15 May 13:00

The Commons has usually debated and voted sensibly over on issues such as embryology. Will members -

BMA staff to strike
By Jaimie Kaffash - 14 May 16:37

How staff at the the British Medical association, the 'trade union' for British doctors, are plannin

Biotech Britain: Introduction
By Staff blogger - 12 May 13:30

Biotechnology is the use of biological systems and living organisms, or their derivatives, to make or modify products or processes.

Using our experience of failure to drive forward miracles
By Paul Rodgers - 12 May 13:14

Paul Rodgers examines the strengths and weaknesses of biotechnology in Britain

Is Labour abolishing illness?
By Alison Ravetz - 01 May 13:00

The new rules on incapacity benefit stake everything on a major gamble: that a large proportion of c

Don't lose your bottle
By Roger Scruton - 01 May 13:00

Ignore the health fascists - drinking is a matter of personal choice

Can talking make you better?
By Simon Wessely - 01 May 13:00

CBT does not cure cancer, schizophrenia or arthritis, but it does improve mood, coping and quality o

A dangerous experiment
By Rachel Cooke - 24 April 13:00

This appalling documentary was exploitative and irresponsible

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Shape of the future
By Rowenna Davis - 17 April 13:00

Observations on bodybuilding

The American male
By Alexander Comfort - 17 April 13:00

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