Marketing public health
By Staff blogger - 27 February 12:00

The need for a better approach

Birds sneeze and ministers catch fright
By Jo Revill - 27 February 12:00

Observations on avian flu

Grease is the word
By Katharine Quarmby - 20 February 12:00

You may have thought junk food had been banned from schools. Well think again, because behind the sc

Andrew Stephen saves $9,000
By Andrew Stephen - 20 February 12:00

The dentist said I needed an extraction and implants that would cost $9,000. Knowing how things work

Slim pickings
By William Leith - 13 February 12:00

Hunger: an unnatural history

Sharman Apt Russell <em>Basic Books, 262pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 046507

Kira Cochrane for gives Cher, Dolly and Jordan
By Kira Cochrane - 13 February 12:00

Cosmetic surgery is the entertainment industry's "elephant in the corner": often glaringly obvious b

All too much
By Zoe Williams - 13 February 12:00

The Truth About Stress

Angela Patmore <em>Atlantic Books, 440pp, £12.99</em>

ISBN 1843542358

'My experience as a doctor is that, under PFI, profit not care comes first'
By Lucy Chapman - 06 February 12:00

Lucy Chapman reveals what's really happening to patients in the government's flagship hospitals

Private obsessions can be bad for our health
By Staff blogger - 06 February 12:00

One of the more valid criticisms of journalism is that it rarely gives practitioners a voice. This week we plead not guilty, assigning our cover to a junior doctor and her stories of life on the ward.

Why hospitals are struggling
By Niall Dickson - 06 February 12:00

Inside the NHS

Death knell for the giants
By Martin Bright - 06 February 12:00

The health service is in a crisis made worse by yet another policy U-turn; now the focus has lurched

Topping the Aids table
By Amelia Gentleman - 30 January 12:00

Heallth -

Waiting for a sexual revolution
By Rashmee Roshan Lall - 30 January 12:00

Attitudes - Despite the overexcited media it's not likely to happen any time soon

Is nutrition a public policy issue?
By Staff blogger - 30 January 12:00


By Kira Cochrane - 30 January 12:00

Books about horrific personal experiences have come to dominate the bestseller lists. But the idea t

The radio column - Rachel Cooke
By Rachel Cooke - 30 January 12:00

Winifred Robinson is thrown away on fabric softener, as this superb documentary proved

Where have all the feminists gone?
By Zoe Williams - 16 January 12:00

Across a whole range of issues, including even abortion and rape, women's rights are being challenge

Driving innovation forward<br />
By Staff blogger - 16 January 12:00

A round-table discussion<br />

Second helpings
By Rachel Cooke - 16 January 12:00

The Fat Girl's Guide to Life

Wendy Shanker <em>Bloomsbury, 288pp, £8.99</em>

ISBN 0747578834

Analyse this
By Sebastian Harcombe - 16 January 12:00

Museums - Even now, Freud's couch has the power to bring buried memories to the surface, finds Sebas

Put away those painkillers
By Margaret Cook - 21 November 12:00

Observations on viruses

Reducing inequalities in health
By Staff blogger - 21 November 12:00

A round-table discussion

Don't be daft
By Zoe Williams - 21 November 12:00

I Told You I Was Ill

John O'Connell <em>Short Books, 176pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 1904977294

To catch a cold
By Brian Cathcart - 21 November 12:00

Observations on viruses

Commissioning in the NHS
By Staff blogger - 14 November 12:00


Michele Roberts enjoys a hearty meal in Smithfield
By Michele Roberts - 31 October 12:00

What better preparation for a heart op than a meal near an old meat market?

The poor pay the bill for the big fear
By Raj Persaud - 24 October 13:00

Observations on bird flu

Victims of a secret chemical war
By Sue Branford - 24 October 13:00

Observations on Colombia

Politicians on drugs - what's new?
By Simon MacDonald - 24 October 13:00

Observations on Tories

Call closing time on smoking
By Staff blogger - 17 October 13:00

What do these measures have in common? In 1875 the age of consent is raised from 12 to 13. In 1908 the sale of opium is restricted to people known to a pharmacist. In 1935 the first urban speed limit of 30 miles per hour is introduced.