A more innovative approach to IT could have prevented the NHS records fiasco
Joe Moran on why we should all take more time out to be bored
<strong>China Syndrome: the true story of the 21st century's first great epidemic</strong>
As our average weight soars, fat is losing its stigma
Sigmund Freud's cultural identity was central to the man and his work, finds William Cook
Freud's Requiem: mourning, memory and the invisible history of a summer walk by Matthew Von Unwert.
The NS guide to the Walter Benjamin's "On Hashish"
On the surface, any connection between the World Cup and men's mental health week is just a quirk of
Rose Fernandez looks after her autistic daughter 24 hours a day. She and six million others save the
A New Statesman round table: Where therapy meets prevention
The left demanded more cash for public services. New Labour provided it. The problem is that only th
My mother's GP tells her she must fight. Problem is, caring for someone 24/7 generally takes the fig
Blair says his NHS reforms are bearing fruit - and so they are, for investors in PFI schemes and for
Our ideas about people who are severely disabled raise tough questions of what it means to be human.
The public will judge this government not by how bold it was in challenging left-liberal shibboleths
As Jamie Oliver whizzes around on his Vespa of health and schools knock the sale of fizzy drinks on
Observations on animal tests. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
The need for a better approach
Observations on avian flu
You may have thought junk food had been banned from schools. Well think again, because behind the sc
The dentist said I needed an extraction and implants that would cost $9,000. Knowing how things work
The Truth About Stress
Angela Patmore <em>Atlantic Books, 440pp, £12.99</em>
Hunger: an unnatural history
Sharman Apt Russell <em>Basic Books, 262pp, £14.99</em>
Cosmetic surgery is the entertainment industry's "elephant in the corner": often glaringly obvious b
Lucy Chapman reveals what's really happening to patients in the government's flagship hospitals
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.