Apparently, cigarettes aren't all that good for you. Which may not come as the most enormous shock, what with the half-century that's already been spent looking into the 50 or so diseases to which tobacco is linked.
Dave Anderson MP, chair of the all-party parliamentary group on muscular dystrophy
I'm going to film my son's birth and pitch it as a gritty, fly-on-the-wall piece to Channel 4.
America's abandoned state mental hospitals, the subject of this project by the photographer Christopher Payne, aren't so much a "closed world" as a lost one.
The phrase "domestic violence" tends to dictate the way that we think about the physical, sexual and psychological abuses that partners visit on one another.
Why do so many people buy into what you call "the cult of positive thinking"?
A year on from his inauguration, the president stands accused of reneging on inspiring campaign prom
Janey Antoniou, campaigner with the mental health charity Rethink
Will financial hardship be the catalyst the NHS needs to reinvent systems and embrace innovation?
In 1948, when the National Health Service was born, its structures were designed to provide reliable and comprehensive medical treatment for everyone, dealing with health emergencies and one-off illness.
A culture in the NHS of risk aversion and maintaining
the status quo stops Britain adopting new te
Israel's plan to allow would be-donors to jump the transplant queue is ethically dubious
David Cameron may insist the Tories are now 'the party of the NHS' but their plans would leave the p
The rate of HIV infection in Kenya is one of the highest in the world, but safer sex is at last bein
Illness leaves me incapable of doing much more than lying in bed all day reading books. Plus ça chan
Isn't there something odd about offering people a "talking therapy" to help them address their problems, but then delivering it in ways that involve no talking at all?
Health care is a principle of enormous importance to a healthy society, and providing health care to all, free at the point of delivery, is enshrined in our National Health Service.
Faced with a gap in funding at the same time as growing
demand, can the NHS survive – let alone pr
How should services in the UK and US change, and what can they learn from each other?
In the run-up to next year’s general election, poverty is back at the heart of political debate. In
The entrepreneur discusses his philanthropy and anti-smoking campaigning
A longer version of this week's NS interview
As contenders for the title "good idea" go, making a public speech denouncing government drug policy, when you are an adviser to the government on said policy, is not an obvious front-runner.
“So many of our people live daily with the effects of HIV”
Don't believe all you read suggesting that quality of life in the UK is rotten
Legalising all drugs would raise billions in revenue
To the dentist. First with my eldest son, who has been complaining of pains that are like toothache, but are not exactly toothache.
The government panicked over the threat of swine flu – and got its response completely wrong
Walking into the McDonald's on Oxford Street made me feel like Rip Van Winkle