The Decadence Of Orthorexia

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

Time For An NHS Mark II

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

‘Home births are like letting your child not wear a seatbelt.’ Really?

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

The Flawed Logic Of Our Abortion Laws

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

ONLINE ONLY: Thoughts from a Hospital Bed

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

Call More Midwives

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

ONLINE ONLY: What’s the Difference Between Heroin and Cigarettes?

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

ONLINE ONLY: A Healthcare System Suffocated by Bureaucrats

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

Get Hooked On Oily Fish — Or Else

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

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"