Diet can make you nice
By Michael Meacher - 16 February 12:00

Michael Meacher argues that there's no need to spend millions on prisons. We can get better results

Nobody has the right to be a mother
By Amanda Platell - 02 February 12:00

Amanda Platell explains why fertility treatment is not for her

Sport - Jason Cowley on drugs in sport
By Jason Cowley - 26 January 12:00

Should we care if our athletes have been pumped full of nandrolone? Asks Jason Cowley

The scandalous secret of the family courts
By Staff blogger - 26 January 12:00

The belief in Munchausen's syndrome by proxy - a condition whereby mothers supposedly harm children to draw attention to themselves - is one of those strange fashions that afflict the professional classes from time to time.

When it's right to charge the insane
By Theodore Dalrymple - 19 January 12:00

Observations on mental illness and the law

The truth about ''health tourists''
By Andrew Simms - 12 January 12:00

The idea of Britain as an innocent, being taken for a ride by ruthless visitors, is absurd. We were

We want a doctor who knows best
By Theodore Dalrymple - 12 January 12:00

In the NHS, choice is good, the government tells us. Most patients disagree, writes <em>Theodore Dal

Darcus Howe on the price of being ill in Trinidad
By Darcus Howe - 12 January 12:00

My sister gets expelled from the emergency ward because she can't pay on the spot

When Irish eyes are spying
By Patrick West - 05 January 12:00

Ireland has not only banned smoking in restaurants and bars, ministers have also asked citizens to g

The story of Anna and Rashid
By Jeremy Seabrook - 15 December 12:00

By Jeremy Seabrook

Mark Thomas wants to see the Queen in court
By Mark Thomas - 15 December 12:00

The aristocracy need only worry about gout, syphilis and falling off polo ponies - industrial accide

The message on drugs is getting through. But is it the right one?
By Alice O'Keeffe - 15 December 12:00

Ministers are "encouraged" by a drop in Ecstasy use, but ignore the wider picture. <strong>Alice O'K

The fan - Hunter Davies fears deep-vein thrombosis for football fans
By Hunter Davies - 08 December 12:00

You could get deep-vein thrombosis from watching too much football

Health for export
By Tom Fawthrop - 24 November 12:00

Cuba, though cash-strapped, provides medical training even for students from the US

Now what? - Lauren Booth asks why today's women find childbirth so difficult
By Lauren Booth - 24 November 12:00

We've been walking, breeding guinea pigs since the Pill was introduced

Under the skin
By Rachel Cooke - 17 November 12:00

Flesh Wounds: the culture of cosmetic surgery

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Teenage sex: don't scoff at abstinence
By Alice O'Keeffe - 10 November 12:00

We pride ourselves on our openness, but we aren't open about the dangers of early sexual experience:

Will we survive the winter?
By David Cox - 03 November 12:00

Water supplies are drying up, the National Grid can't cope, the sewers are collapsing and the transp

The bureaucrats always win
By Theodore Dalrymple - 03 November 12:00

Observations on doctors

Child obesity - an epidemic of inequality
By Courtney Van de Weyer - 20 October 13:00

Since 1982, child obesity in the United Kingdom has doubled; 10 per cent of six-year-olds and 20 per cent of 15-year-olds are now affected.

The battle for childhood
By Richard Reeves - 20 October 13:00

We all love children; even politicians do. Yet we are in danger of taking from them everything that

The case that alarms health ministers
By Jo Revill - 13 October 13:00

Labour and Tories may argue about the future of the NHS, but the British public is voting with its f

NS Essay - Competition in public services has the moral virtue of encouraging respect for their users
By Julian Le Grand - 13 October 13:00

Are teachers, doctors and civil servants "knights" whose altruism will be destroyed by market-based

Get your bypass operation on the IHS
By Alice O Keeffe and Katharine Hibbert - 13 October 13:00

By <strong>Alice O'Keeffee and Katharine Hibbert</strong>

The syndrome that became an epidemic
By David Boyle - 06 October 13:00

David Boyle asks whether autism, diagnosed 1,000 per cent more than a decade ago, has become a new t

Michele Roberts advises us to eat like bullocks
By Michele Roberts - 29 September 13:00

People with eating disorders should follow the example of bullocks

A disease comes out of the closet
By Peter Tatchell - 22 September 13:00

Observations on health

When the mind plays tricks
By Rosie Waterhouse - 15 September 13:00

Observations on sexual abuse

William Skidelsky reveals a recipe for rapid weight loss
By William Skidelsky - 08 September 13:00

Macrobiotics: a recipe for rapid weight loss, and no dinner invitations

America - Andrew Stephen weighs up America's fat
By Andrew Stephen - 25 August 13:00

More junk food, ever-larger portions and more hours spent in front of the television have made the U