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

Virginia L Blum <em>University of California Press,

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:

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

Observations on doctors

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

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

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 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

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

How fat became a political issue
By Richard Reeves - 18 August 13:00

Obesity will soon be the biggest problem facing the National Health Service, costing us all billions

And so to Bedlam
By Theodore Dalrymple - 18 August 13:00

Observations on prisoners

Open wide, please! (Your wallet, that is)
By Neil Clark - 11 August 13:00

Aggressive private dentist chains are destroying the few remaining national health practices, and go

Deals on wheels
By Theodore Dalrymple - 11 August 13:00

Observations on the National Health Service

Mr Blair, you're no Clem Attlee
By Francis Beckett - 28 July 13:00

Francis Beckett compares a government that made a revolution with one that merely tinkers

Who's on the testosterone?
By Bernard Mallee - 07 July 13:00

Women trying to survive in the macho world of politics are resorting to hormonal help, learns Bernar

Medical pieties
By Theodore Dalrymple - 30 June 13:00

Second Opinion: doctors, disease and decisions in modern medicine

Richard Horton <em>Granta, 256pp

Warning: drugs cost the earth
By Tom Burke - 30 June 13:00

If you want to do your bit for the environment, stop snorting and stop inhaling, advises Tom Burke

A serving of fear with every dish
By Adam Sage - 16 June 13:00

Even the French now fall ill from worrying about food, rather than from eating it

A health policy that would work
By Kevin Morgan - 02 June 13:00

Observations on school meals

No time for the golf course
By Theodore Dalrymple - 26 May 13:00

Observations on doctors

A question of late delivery
By Dennis Sewell - 19 May 13:00

Dennis Sewell finds that, without more doctors and nurses, we shall wait 12 or 15 years before the N

Abraham Lincoln was a notable syphilis sufferer
Pain and shame - the triumph of the pox
By Deborah Hayden - 12 May 13:00

Sars is but the latest epidemic to plague mankind. Syphilis has been around for 500 years, has claimed famous victims, and now threatens a comeback.