Health

The Hemsley sisters are well-meaning but their food treats people like fragile invalids

“The most radical health reforms will be made necessary in the next Parliament by events, dear reader, events.”

Abortion is a subject which never goes away and the arguments remain fundamental — a woman’s right to choose versus a child’s right to life, as each side would advance their case. And yet the technical and clinical possibilities continuously shift. Medical advances in embryology and fetology have been immense over the past 30 years: pro-life advocates used to say, in the 1970s, that “if women had glass tummies” no one would choose to have an abortion, since the unborn would be, visibly, a recognisable human being.

The authors of an academic article on childbirth have sacrificed common sense in a bid for publicity

An unrealistic emphasis on autonomy turned ‘viability’ into the sole criterion for aborting a foetus. This makes no sense today

Until recently I hadn’t needed the help of the NHS. Prostate Cancer has made it an important part of my life

Since the inauguration of the NHS, governments have increasingly paid lip service to midwives. We must not let this precious asset be further marginalised

With heroin addicts, doctors focus on harm reduction—why don’t they do the same with smokers?

Jeremy Hunt claims events at Stafford Hospital were a betrayal of the principles of the NHS. In fact, they were their apotheosis

Omega 3s may be overhyped by some of their supporters, but they are vital to our health and wellbeing