Diary - Marcelle d'Argy Smith
By Marcelle d'Argy - 12 April 13:00

I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there

Don't we deserve offices?
By Theodore Dalrymple - 05 April 13:00

Observations on doctors

Get on yer bikes!
By Gideon Burrows - 05 April 13:00

Cheaper, healthier and safer than motoring, cycling should come out of the gutter

Mark Thomas urges the unions to take on Coca-Cola
By Mark Thomas - 29 March 13:00

Turning the decent tap water in Dasani into a cancer scare - causing smokers to demand that fellow w

When all hope is lost
By Gerry Hassan - 22 March 12:00

Observations on Scottish health

Not so hot on British wards
By Glenda Cooper - 15 March 12:00

Observations on nurses

The firms behind your dentist
By Neil Clark - 01 March 12:00

Observations on health service

I'm a doctor, and I'm scared
By Theodore Dalrymple - 01 March 12:00

Observations on health service

Is this how to end public service failure?
By David Boyle - 23 February 12:00

Suppose you had to pay for medical treatment - not in money, but through helping other patients. Dav

Light and hope of the NHS
By Theodore Dalrymple - 23 February 12:00

Observations on Indian doctors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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