If a hospital invites babies to take part in its consultation process, the NHS must be unwell
Observations on psychiatry
Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya and the United States: an axis of what? An axis, as it happens, of c
Observations on Russian remedies
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
The choice debate 1 - When it comes to public services, Britons are genuinely altruistic, valuing co
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
Simon Gray <em>Granta Books, 240pp, £14.99</em>
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
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.
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
Cheaper, healthier and safer than motoring, cycling should come out of the gutter
Turning the decent tap water in Dasani into a cancer scare - causing smokers to demand that fellow w
Observations on health service