The Lancet is leading with a series of articles on health inequalities in Europe, and while the series as a whole is fascinating, there was one chart in particular which stood out for me, in the article "Health and health systems in the Commonwealth of Independent States":
By Rafael Behr - 02 May 7:55
Rafael Behr talks to Maurice Saatchi.
By Nicky Woolf - 01 May 16:20
Sleeplessness is difficult to cope with, and can result in dizziness, paranoia and hallucinations. But chronic insomnia sufferer Nicky Woolf reckons he'll see the sunrise more times than you will.
By Faridah Newman - 01 May 11:17
Domestic violence, especially related to an intimate partner, is inextricably connected to mental illness. Faridah Newman explains how mental illness can often represent a vulnerability which is exploited by abusive partners.
By Martin Robbins - 30 April 14:08
Mental health is a complicated thing, problems arise for complicated reasons, and the idea that it’s simply a question of being unable to cope with bad things is deeply unhelpful.
By Eleanor Margolis - 30 April 9:13
While dealing with the beak-faced bastard of her own depression, Eleanor Margolis worries she's a traitor for perpetuating the “crazy lesbian” stereotype.
By Glosswitch - 29 April 11:20
We’re brilliant at defending the mentally ill in principle, but we can be terrible at hiding our revulsion at some of the sick people we’ve encountered in the flesh.
By Rebecca Wait - 29 April 9:38
A novelist's account of depression and the struggle to find words to describe it.
By Caroline Crampton - 29 April 9:00
Each day this week, the New Statesman website will be hosting a blog exploring mental health issues.
By Glosswitch - 24 April 14:01
Tanya Gold writes that "motherhood and autonomy can never coexist" - but how does that affect the debate over abortion?
By Alan White - 15 April 8:34
The battle over outsourcing for Suffolk’s community health services in Sudbury is a warning for the rest of the country - the future of the NHS is going to be fragmented.
By Philip Maughan - 13 April 13:26
On middle class exceptionalism and why despite his intervention in the Independent, Andrew Wakefield is still wrong.
By Alex Hern - 02 April 15:05
By Nicholas Timmins - 21 March 8:57
By Aisha Gani - 14 March 18:51
Young women from BME backgrounds are discovering that there's more to hiking than the white middle class stereotype.
By Nicholas Lezard - 14 March 13:30
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out in London" column.
By Nicholas Lezard - 07 March 6:24
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
By Michael Barrett - 28 February 10:43
David Livingstone’s life and death in Africa helped mould the Victorian missionary myth of exploration and sparked the Scramble for Africa. Yet he was never a typical imperialist and he left a powerfully charitable legacy.
By Nelson Jones - 21 February 12:30
Universal healthcare is the least citizens should expect. To make the NHS better for patients, politicians, press and public alike need to cultivate a healthly scepticism towards it, not give it unlimited adulation.
By Phil McCarvill - 10 February 11:44
There are interesting parallels between the Francis report and the Macpherson inquiry report into the death of the black teenager Stephen Lawrence.
By Caroline Crampton - 06 February 14:04
Hospital staff and managers should be prosecuted if patients are harmed as a result of poor care, inquiry finds.
By Brixtonite - 27 January 18:50
. . . and the Jeremy Hunt coconut shy went down a storm.
By Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch - 24 January 15:44
Existing policy in the UK is rooted in the false assumption that if you make something illegal, people will stop doing it.
By Rowenna Davis - 21 January 16:14
To cut this well-performing hospital would be to reward failure and punish success.
By Rae Boocock - 09 January 12:50
Wrinkled wet fingers belong in the bigger evolutionary picture, scientists reveal.
By Michael Brooks - 03 January 5:49
Medicalising natural and normal responses to life experiences is a dangerous game.
By David Nutt - 19 December 6:29
Ill-informed opinions rather than facts have shaped the public debate about drugs and their effects, and for far too long, argues David Nutt.
By Rowan Williams and Michel Sidib - 30 November 15:13
A dialogue between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Michel Sidibé of UNAIDS for World Aids Day.
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 29 November 7:28
Jonathan Derbyshire on the pioneering social and political theorist who did more than most to bring about the ideals of the Beveridge report.
By Zoe Margolis - 21 November 10:28
A vocal minority is attempting to influence the political mandate on sexual health.