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.

We're all in a lather again
By Malcolm Clark - 05 May 13:00

Observations on Sars

Now what? - Lauren Booth takes precautions against Sars
By Lauren Booth - 05 May 13:00

Diseases are fine as long as we bring them on ourselves. But Sars is random!

The patient as office file
By Theodore Dalrymple - 05 May 13:00

Observations on junior doctors' hours

Apocalypse probably postponed
By Theodore Dalrymple - 28 April 13:00

Theodore Dalrymple advises that we still have more to fear from flu and heart disease than from Sars

Where nurses can hardly carry on
By Justin Webster - 28 April 13:00

Observations on Blackpool: the Spanish view

The genetic future. Phil Whitaker on the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA
By Phil Whitaker - 14 April 13:00

Watson and DNA: making a scientific revolution

Victor K McElheny <em>John Wiley & Sons, 380pp, £1

How to win a million pounds
By Theodore Dalrymple - 07 April 13:00

Theodore Dalrymple explains the tricks hospitals will use to meet a new government target for emerge

Blame China for the killer virus
By Salil Tripathi - 07 April 13:00

The spread of a lethal disease shows the dangers of closed societies that cover up bad news

The first anorexic
By Lisa Allardice - 17 March 12:00

A Wonderful Little Girl: the true story of Sarah Jacob, the Welsh fasting girl

Sian Busby <em>Shor

Appraisal? They just want you to tell lies
By Theodore Dalrymple - 17 March 12:00

Observations on NHS bureaucracy

Fuzzy edges. The brain shrinks, you are depressed, you feel like a vegetable: Anne Enright on the pleasures of pregnancy
By Anne Enright - 03 March 12:00

Love Works Like This: travels through a pregnant year

Lauren Slater <em>Bloomsbury, 175pp, £9.99</

An official license to kill
By Theodore Dalrymple - 03 March 12:00

Methadone, far from being the best way to help heroin addicts, as the government claims, is just ano

Too poor to have an accident: the truth about the US healthcare system
By David Millward - 24 February 12:00

David Millward decided that socialised medicine was best after his American mother-in-law crashed her car.

Now what? Lauren Booth bemoans her relative value
By Lauren Booth - 03 February 12:00

The midwife interrupted my contraction with "Are you Cherie Blair's sister?"

The Eichmanns who rule our lives
By Theodore Dalrymple - 03 February 12:00

Whether we are doctors or single parents, we are all victims of petty bureaucrats

Cristina Odone admits she's a moneyphobe
By Cristina Odone - 03 February 12:00

Sweaty palms, dizziness, shallow breath: don't panic, you've just got moneyphobia

Mind games
By Bryan Appleyard - 27 January 12:00

Placebo: the belief effect

Dylan Evans <em>HarperCollins, 224pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0007126123

Darcus Howe faces divine punishment
By Darcus Howe - 20 January 12:00

As I recover in hospital, I am told that my pain is punishment from the Lord

Darcus Howe suffers a plague of boils
By Darcus Howe - 13 January 12:00

I am struck down by a plague of boils, but saved by a free health service

Cristina Odone ponders the ethics of cloning
By Cristina Odone - 06 January 12:00

Scientists as well as cult leaders ignore the moral questions behind cloning

Are ministers serious?
By Chris Powell - 16 December 12:00

Observations on Aids

Bee Wilson argues that we hate sugar too much
By Bee Wilson - 09 December 12:00

Perhaps if we hated sugar less vehemently, we wouldn't eat so much of it

Bee Wilson on the hellish "Dairylea Lunchables"
By Bee Wilson - 02 December 12:00

Chuck out the crisps and chocolate, and the kids behave better

It's antisocial, but who cares?
By Jenny Jones - 25 November 12:00

Reckless driving causes more deaths than any other sort of street crime. But road safety is boring

The price of oil
By Staff blogger - 25 November 12:00

The ship sinks, the oil spills, the bandwagon rolls. The environmental lobbyists, sniffing a surge of donations, fall over themselves to predict ecological disaster. Fishermen, sniffing compensation, gaze stonily out to sea, lamenting that all is lost.