Hunger: an unnatural history
Sharman Apt Russell <em>Basic Books, 262pp, £14.99</em>
The health service is in a crisis made worse by yet another policy U-turn; now the focus has lurched
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.
Attitudes - Despite the overexcited media it's not likely to happen any time soon
Books about horrific personal experiences have come to dominate the bestseller lists. But the idea t
Winifred Robinson is thrown away on fabric softener, as this superb documentary proved
A round-table discussion<br />
The Fat Girl's Guide to Life
Wendy Shanker <em>Bloomsbury, 288pp, £8.99</em>
Museums - Even now, Freud's couch has the power to bring buried memories to the surface, finds Sebas
Across a whole range of issues, including even abortion and rape, women's rights are being challenge
A round-table discussion
I Told You I Was Ill
John O'Connell <em>Short Books, 176pp, £9.99</em>
What better preparation for a heart op than a meal near an old meat market?
Observations on Colombia
Observations on Tories
Observations on bird flu
10 people - Her inspiring healthcare group brings cheap medicines to the world's poorest
Observations on work
After emerging from the Orient, bird flu was getting ever closer. By the time it reached Britain we
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.
I am one of the least qualified, least skilled and lowliest paid doctors in my hospital. My days are spent searching for missing heaps of patient notes, running errands and chasing up blood test results. I am a "junior house officer", a useful but dispensable cog in a vast machine.
Streams of money are pouring into the National Health Service as a raft of changes kicks in, aiming