Since it was first published, <em>The Spirit Level</em> has won admirers including Ed Miliband and D
The sketchy evidence for the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicine has no scientific basis, and pos
The popular attitude to pornography is that it’s fine as long as the kids don’t see it. But this mis
Now is the time to choose between the smoking lobby and the British people.
The capitalist delusions of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In the third part of her series on social care, Victoria Brignell reveals what can happen when your
It may have been a sop to the middle classes, but Andrew Lansley’s decision to scrap the popular dis
Empathy is held up as humanity’s moral salvation, but scientific study exposes its dark and dangerou
“In a way, I am grateful I have got MS”
In the second part of her series on social care, Victoria Brignell describes the challenge of recrui
In the first of a seven part series on social care, Victoria Brignell gives an insight into how one
Writer gives first television interview since being diagnosed with oesophageal cancer.
A couple of days before the government announced that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) will be axed, the journal Human Reproduction published a report on why, nearly 40 years ago, the UK Medical Research
You really do get by with a little help from your friends. Recent US research indicates that if you have lots of friends, you are likely to live much longer.
By the time Labour left office all patients were treated within 18 weeks. Plans for the health servi
There is no evidence that GPs want this responsibility or have the skills to fulfil the task.
The author and controversialist Christopher Hitchens has cancelled all appointments and begun chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus. Shortly before this news, he talked to George Eaton about his life and his work.
If the Tories have their way, they will break apart the health system, just like our schools. This i
Dead children, bad health and paedophiles: government adverts on local radio are painting a stunning
Gary McKinnon, still suffering from Asperger’s, has one last chance to avoid extradition to the US to face charges of hacking into Nasa and Pentagon computers. Will the new government keep its word and help him avoid a savage punishment?
In his first Reith lecture, Martin Rees discussed the "scientific citizen". How we proceed in areas such as genetics, brain science and artificial intelligence ought to involve the views of the public, he said.
A patient's health condition doesn't pay attention to whether or not there is a recession. Nor does a patient's health condition react or respond to whether or not there is a national debt crisis or a Budget deficit.
Clinical research has been at the heart of the National Health Service since its inception. Patients and their families expect doctors to be able to recommend treatment on the basis of firm knowledge of what is best for them.
Fascinating though this election campaign has been, the debates on health have been largely predictable.
In a New Statesman and Pfizer debate, the three main political parties clashed over their plans for
Our panel discussion on health, chaired by acclaimed broadcaster Ed Stourton, could be the last chan
There's something horribly Victorian about the phrase "maternal mortality" - the idea that giving birth is still, routinely, a life-threatening activity. But
Worldwide, the cosmetics industry is booming. In Italy the industry is worth €9bn each year.
The beauty industry steals women’s self-esteem and convinces us to spend unwisely in pursuit of phys