Medicalising natural and normal responses to life experiences is a dangerous game.
Ill-informed opinions rather than facts have shaped the public debate about drugs and their effects, and for far too long, argues David Nutt.
A dialogue between Archbishop Rowan Williams and Michel Sidibé of UNAIDS for World Aids Day.
Jonathan Derbyshire on the pioneering social and political theorist who did more than most to bring about the ideals of the Beveridge report.
A vocal minority is attempting to influence the political mandate on sexual health.
The assumption that women are too fragile to fart just upholds an expectation that women are mostly decorative.
An interview with the award-winning scientist who has fought salmonella for fifteen years.
The ABPI responds to Ben Goldacre's book Bad Pharma.
Many doctors turn their nose up at the art of communication, viewing it as potentially soft medicine.
Pornhub has a pink ribbon.
Research shows that the BBC failed to report the objections to the legislation found in other media outlets.
Without swift work to rectify this problem, patient care will suffer.
The perils of "Münchausen by internet".
A case of "too many cooks spoil the broth".
Providers in the new NHS must be free to integrate care in the patient interest, even if this has the effect of reducing competition argues Chris Hopson, the new chief executive of the Foundation Trust Network.
Could the new health minister please clear up his statement about his hours as a junior doctor?
Astonishingly, this isn't about a lack of money.
"The number of human beings who have ever lived on earth is dwarfed by the number of bacteria resident in your colon."
The campaigner on what's wrong with our drug laws - and how magic mushrooms might help treat depression.
Martha Gill's Irrational Animals column.
A textbook moral panic is unsupported by facts.
The Virgin entrepreneur and adventurer talks to David Miliband about tax avoidance, Bob Diamond, why Europe needs a joint army and why he’ll never back any one political party.
Florence Williams's excellent book shines light on a much-misunderstood part of the body.
Even restaurant critics learn eventually that eating is a bodily function like any other.
A GP lays out his reservations about the potential legalisation of euthanasia
Down with euphemisms, say Rhiannon and Holly.
“A big day tomorrow,” I say to the Beloved as we stir our cocoa and retire to bed. As she well knows that I have to do a week’s work in two days in order to deliver a manuscript in time, she is somewhat surprised when I add, by way of explanation, “Eye test.”
Setting research priorities fairly is a complex task.