Are we limited in the ways we can discuss suicide? It is not just a mental health problem – it’s a social, ethical and political issue too.
Moeen Ali has shown it is possible to be both a devoutly practising Muslim and a loyal participating citizen of Britain. There is no contradiction at all between the two.
The cost of recent economic sanctions will be felt in the west, but it’s a cost we can – and should – withstand.
After tweeting his disapproval of a sexist song sung in the stands, James McMahon found himself on the receiving end of a social media onslaught.
The traditional reasons, animal welfare and (to lesser extent) a healthier diet, are now joined by concerns for the environment.
Mentally ill patients forced to travel hundreds of miles for treatment, forcible sectioning in order to get beds and medical students begging for greater teaching on psychiatry: we're not getting it right
Chinese pressure on the city's government is pushing the situation into dangerous territory.
“Although I ask my family what date it is every day, and I look it up myself whenever I can, I always forget within a few short moments.”
As the Ebola crisis in West Africa has shown, the conflict between society's best interests and a patient's own wishes can often be controversial.
Alan Johnson responds to the NS editor’s article about Israel, Gaza and the left.
Monogamy is rare, no matter what we might tell ourselves. We need a new currency of commitment.
Pacifism has attracted a social penalty in Israeli society for decades – many Israelis are immersed in a siege mentality, cynically whipped up at critical moments by their self-serving leadership. But a small anti-war movement clings on.
Our understanding of placebo-based treatments suggests that alternative medicine could benefit patients. But the impact on medical ethics could lead to unintended consequences.
Palestinian Ghada Al Kord tells of the difficulties of navigating a warzone while pregnant and the indignity of being trapped in Gaza.
An investigation into the murder of Natalie Esack by her estranged husband reveals it followed a campaign of terror waged by a man who could not countenance finally losing control over his victim. But police and prosecutors can only respond to individuals threats and acts of violence. It's time for a change in the law.
Extensive, behind-the-scenes reporting on the Israel-Palestine peace deal that almost was.
Laws like India's Section 377, which condemns gay sex as "unnatural", exist in 42 countries across the Commonwealth. It's time to repeal them.
The likes of American Apparel and Abercrombie & Fitch expect their sales staff to conform to a narrow conception of beauty, sometimes even calling them "models" so they can reject those whose faces don't fi.
The Roman Catholic state school – which was attended by two of Tony Blair’s children and where Nick Clegg’s son is currently a pupil – has been censured for using a faith-based entry system to cherrypick white, privileged pupils.
After a decade advocating for homeless people at the helm of Crisis, Leslie Morphy has a message for government.
Despite tragedy, two Afghan women explain how they refuse to be cowed by militants from carrying out their work.
Grant Feller thought he knew what he was getting into when he wrote about his new life as a stay-at-home dad for MailOnline – but the vileness of the response surpassed his wildest expectations.
Cervical smear tests aren’t just stressful for rape survivors – they can trigger powerful flashbacks and violent memories. But avoiding a test can mean preserving your mental health at the risk of your physical well-being.
Reports show that London schools are outperforming the rest of the country. And it’s not just London - the “city effect” is improving results in Birmingham and Manchester too.
Cancer very often presents in ways we don’t expect. Creating a culture of fear around diagnosis isn’t a good thing.
There are several powerful reasons why the English should accept or even be enthusiastic about the Scots going it alone when they vote at the end of the summer.
Cyberbullying became a major subject last year after a number of teen suicides linked to social network Ask.fm. But what is it, and how can we prevent young people from abusing each other online?
The gap between accusation and guilt is not a bug in our criminal justice: it’s a necessary and desirable feature.
From 1976 until 1988, both sides in sexual cases had anonymity. The Thatcher government – not generally known for its strong stand on women’s rights – repealed it, because it had appalling consequences.