Nadine Dorries and Frank Field's proposal for pre-abortion counselling is scientifically unsound and morally untenable.
There is serious trouble ahead if the Conservatives enact their planned reforms of Britain’s health
After 30 years of meddling with the NHS, are we now at risk of destroying our most precious public s
It is time for a change in stance and a united medical profession.
How's this for a dilemma: you are running a clinical trial and two of your patients have died in circumstances that suggest suicide.
Many provisions in the English NHS reform plan will tilt the system in favour of private-sector prov
The worst of the outbreak may be over, but there are still no plans for a comprehensive vaccination
With Tory MPs in favour of reducing time limits on terminations, feminist campaigners have a fight o
The coalition's reforms pave the way for the full-scale privatisation of the health service.
The press might not admit it but anorexia is in fashion.
Two recent cases show the progress being made by stem-cell researchers – but their work is still und
How a pact between the food lobby and the US government has made two-thirds of the country’s adults
The issue of mental health has been characterized as dangerous by various television dramas
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.