On the fringes?
By James Medhurst - 14 December 16:00

The mainstream media gives disabled people precious little coverage

A doctor's scream
By Lucy Chapman - 11 December 12:00

As the Prime Minister defends reforms in the health service, morale is at an all-time low. And yet m

Observations from a hospital waiting room III
By Martin Bright - 08 December 12:17

How PFI has led to madness

Observations from a hospital waiting room II
By Martin Bright - 08 December 11:41

Bright's running commentary from the Whittington

Observations from a hospital waiting room I
By Martin Bright - 08 December 11:16

Our political editor files copy from a scruffy North London hospital where he is waiting with his ch

It's so hard to be nice
By Jim Giles - 27 November 12:00

Observations on drugs

Who can make polio history?
By Michela Wrong - 20 November 12:00

Gordon Brown's $4bn vaccination programme is being resisted in some parts of Africa.

Are Disabled People Dangerous?
By James Medhurst - 06 November 17:43

The aim of this blog is to tackle some of the issues, both personal and political, faced by disabled

A Dental Inquiry
By C W Saleeby - 23 October 13:00

<strong>Taken from the New Statesman archive, 18 June 1921</strong>

Caleb Saleeby (1878-1940) was

New Labour and the fragility of the mind
By Martin Bright - 16 October 13:00

A government with a direct relationship to mental illness should be better able to deal with the one

Ken vs the black snot
By Sian Berry - 02 October 18:43

London’s new Low Emission Zone is the kind of sophisticated, targeted legislation I love.

In very poor taste
By Bee Wilson - 02 October 13:00

<strong>Eating: what we eat and why it matters</strong>

Peter Singer and Jim Mason <em>Arrow Books

Mind over matter
By Mary Fitzgerald - 25 September 13:00

<strong>You Don't Have to be Famous to have Manic Depression</strong>

Jeremy Thomas and Tony Hughe

Healthy competition
By Becky Hogge - 11 September 13:00

A more innovative approach to IT could have prevented the NHS records fiasco

The ideas corner: A chronic malady
By Joe Moran - 04 September 13:00

Joe Moran on why we should all take more time out to be bored

Mystery fever
By Margaret Cook - 04 September 13:00

<strong>China Syndrome: the true story of the 21st century's first great epidemic</strong>

Karl Ta

When "normal" is not necessarily "good"
By Rachel Cooke - 28 August 13:00

As our average weight soars, fat is losing its stigma

A rural revolt
By Tim Lezard - 21 August 13:00

Observations on NHS cuts

Punishing the sick
By Tom Wall - 14 August 13:00

Observations on Asbos

The writing cure
By Hanif Kureishi - 26 June 13:00

Freud's Requiem: mourning, memory and the invisible history of a summer walk by Matthew Von Unwert.

Opus Dei on wheels
By Sarah Sands - 26 June 13:00

Observations on cycling

The making of a Jew
By William Cook - 26 June 13:00

Sigmund Freud's cultural identity was central to the man and his work, finds William Cook

Walter Benjamin's "On Hashish"
By Staff blogger - 19 June 13:00

The NS guide to the Walter Benjamin's "On Hashish"

Sometimes it's hard to be a man
By Zoe Williams - 19 June 13:00

On the surface, any connection between the World Cup and men's mental health week is just a quirk of

Special report: Who cares about carers?
By Kira Cochrane - 12 June 13:00

Rose Fernandez looks after her autistic daughter 24 hours a day. She and six million others save the

The future of medicine
By Staff blogger - 29 May 13:00

A New Statesman round table: Where therapy meets prevention

Where has all the money gone?
By Nick Cohen - 15 May 13:00

The left demanded more cash for public services. New Labour provided it. The problem is that only th

The politics column - Allyson Pollock
By Allyson Pollock - 01 May 13:00

Blair says his NHS reforms are bearing fruit - and so they are, for investors in PFI schemes and for

Kira Cochrane pleads for more help for her mum
By Kira Cochrane - 01 May 13:00

My mother's GP tells her she must fight. Problem is, caring for someone 24/7 generally takes the fig

'Joe, I suspect, has no sense at all that he was born, or will die'
By Michael Blastland - 17 April 13:00

Our ideas about people who are severely disabled raise tough questions of what it means to be human.