The huge PR behind breast cancer awareness may raise the profile of a dread disease, but mislead wom
The <em>New Statesman</em> and Fellows' Associates, with the support of Northgate Information Soluti
The NHS plan for taxpayers to fund hocus-pocus marks a historic betrayal of science
Observations on NHS bureaucracy
Observations on psychology
Statesmen deny illness for fear of alarming the public and keep on going. But far more worrying is a
Observations on the NHS
Politicians do love a crackdown.
Viv Groskop talks to Angela Cannings, one of three mothers last year cleared of multiple baby murder
So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi
George Bush and Tony Blair have a lot of money to spend on Aids in the developing world - but don't
There are big profits in claiming to make people happy. But are those who seek well-being from thera
The founder of the NHS would regard Labour's reforms as unspeakably evil, argues Clare Beckett
Fish, once thought the healthiest of foods, is now bad for us. Pollution is everywhere, and there is
If a hospital invites babies to take part in its consultation process, the NHS must be unwell
If sex with children is so wicked, why are we relaxed about under-age pregnancy?
Observations on Russian remedies
Observations on psychiatry
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c
London, the country's economic motor, is powering ahead with broadband. The problem is how to ensure
The choice debate 1 - When it comes to public services, Britons are genuinely altruistic, valuing co
Londoners suffer high levels of pollution and far too many road accidents. Juliette Jowit on what is
British teenagers go in for lots of bonking in order to establish their individuality. But in Sweden
Did you know that Brad Pitt is overweight, and George Clooney obese?
Urbanisation, TV and the growing employment of women have led to steeply falling birth rates, even i
We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.