Glad to be grey?
By Robin Blackburn - 22 January 9:58

An increasingly large proportion of the world's population is living longer than ever before. The nu

The puffing president
By Neil Clark - 22 January 9:58

Observations on lighting up

Bringing pensioners in from the cold
By Gordon Lishman - 09 January 13:00

Age Concern Director General, Gordon Lishman, voices unease at the plight of Britain's pensioners in

Books to look out for in 2009
By Ian Irvine and Daniel Trilling - 08 January 9:51

The New Statesman's selection of what's hot in the coming year

Africa's neglected
By Juliane Kippenberg - 16 December 9:46

The plight of children in Kenya who fall prey to HIV/Aids. Human Rights Watch's Juliane Kippenberg r

The drugs do work...
By Siobhan Jones - 15 December 13:12

Your morning coffee helps you wake up, become more alert and gets you through that 8.00am meeting -

An American suicide
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 27 November 9:45

There was no subject about which David Foster Wallace could not write brilliantly, from politics to

First aid for mental illness
By Siobhan Jones - 24 November 14:06

How do you spot when a colleague is suffering from mental health issues? Siobhan Jones suggests 10 s

Why GPs are leaving the NHS
By Jonn Elledge - 18 November 11:56

For the last few years the medical profession have been the main opposition to NHS privatisation - b

A sitting target
By Victoria Brignell - 10 November 15:03

It's estimated that 65 million people worldwide require a wheelchair but more than 20 million of the

'My right to euthanasia'
By Brittany Peats - 05 November 11:44

The British MS-sufferer who went to court to try to ensure her husband wouldn't be prosecuted if he

Understanding the changing face of primary care: Introduction
By Staff blogger - 03 November 11:49

The traditional roles of general practitioners and pharmacists in the UK are changing. Pharmacies are being

The back of Bush
By Poul Nyrup Rasmussen - 03 November 9:40

'With conservatives in the majority in Europe and America, fear and fatalism have dominated. Obama's

Will more choice help us through the maze?
By Joy Persaud - 30 October 12:00

Patients will want to take the path that leads them to the healthcare that they want, at a time when

Round table: Access all areas?
By Staff blogger - 30 October 12:00


Richard Armstrong Head of Primary Medical Care Contracting, Department of Health

Ben Bradshaw MP Minister of State for Health Services, Department of Health

Pakistan's forgotten patients
By Samira Shackle - 22 October 14:46

Samira Shackle reports on mental health provision in Pakistan – a nation failing to meet the needs o

Abortion and the Catholic vote
By Katy Taylor - 22 October 14:45

As MPs are denied the opportunity to debate abortion reforms, Diane Abbott points the finger at Cath

The original sex manual
By Antonia Quirke - 25 September 11:22

<strong>The New Joy of Sex</strong>

Alex Comfort and Susan Quilliam

<em>Mitchell Beazley, 288p

Two diagnoses, one conclusion
By Martin Bright - 11 September 10:52

The unions and the Liberal Democrats agree on one thing: new Labour is at the end of the road

By Victoria Brignell - 08 September 17:19

'I dreamt that I saw Iain Duncan Smith riding on an ostrich through Parliament Square. Make of that

Wisdom teeth
By Neil Clark - 04 September 11:11

Can't find an NHS dentist? Don't despair, it may soon be easier than you think. Private dentists, it

Inequality kills
By Peter Wilby - 04 September 11:11

Politicians take heed: social injustice is, literally, deadly

Dem bones, dem bones
By Anonymous - 28 August 10:22

The latest display at the excellent Wellcome Collection is a haunting hotch-potch of skeletons

How ministers ignored the 'time bomb' in the classroom
By Ed Howker - 28 August 10:22

Concerns about asbestos in schools were first voiced in the 1960s yet 13,000 schools today still con

Asbestos: The lies that killed
By Ed Howker - 28 August 10:22

Asbestos, now banned in the EU, kills up to 4,000 people a year in the UK alone. In this exclusive report, Ed Howker reveals how the industry hid the truth for decades and why the death toll will certainly continue to rise.

The myth of private sector efficiency
By Peter Wilby - 21 August 10:28

When it comes to health and social care, in-house staff still do it better

Vivisection's missing millions
By Wendy Higgins - 14 August 12:15

As many as 150 million animals could be used in laboratory experiments each year around the globe, a

Bending the old rules
By Nicholas Wapshott - 14 August 11:03

Observations on abortion

England's ageing population
By Ivan Lewis - 13 August 17:21

The challenge we face is to decide where responsibility for care and support will lie in the future

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