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 sex with children is so wicked, why are we relaxed about under-age pregnancy?
If a hospital invites babies to take part in its consultation process, the NHS must be unwell
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
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
London, the country's economic motor, is powering ahead with broadband. The problem is how to ensure
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.
Out of the 300 million people in the world who suffer from obesity, one in three lives in a developi
Observations on equality by <strong>Jack O'Sullivan</strong>
The Smoking Diaries
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Observations on pacing yourself
When politicians are serious about something - terror, drugs, crime, poverty, litter - they declare a war on it, and often appoint a tsar as well.
Smoking in films once signified rebellion, coolness and sex appeal. Now it is shorthand for "loser".
Friends can give you longer life and better health. But they can also be the basis for hierarchy, so
As organic produce booms, supermarkets and big processing companies have moved in. Does it matter th
As parents claim the credit if their child succeeds and professionals say there's something wrong wi
I love the way the English who are anti-Europe say, "I've nothing against the French. I'm off there