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
When did you last meet someone with polio? It's possible that you never have.
It’s too soon to celebrate the passing of the Democrats’ health-care reform bill.
Sanitation and equity of supply, not conflict, remain the most pressing issues.
"This is what change looks like," declared Barack Obama late on Sunday 21 March after his healthcare bill was approved by the House of Representatives. Change, it turns out, is a messy business.
Read the latest of our special supplements on the future of the National Health Service.
So it looks like it might not be the biscuits, after all.