‘Every time I talk to my brother, I wonder if it is for the last time…He is actually eating himself to death’

Sex-change treatment for children is abuse and some transsexuals regret having it

“When in doubt, treat” used to be the rule for doctors. Not any more

‘I’m hereby volunteering to save everyone a bundle and throw in the towel on my last two years’

Health care reform is one of the hardest things in politics. If Obama may be heading for defeat or a bloody draw, this is nothing compared to what awaits the ANC as it attempts to force through its National Health Insurance scheme.

Dignitas’ new scheme is based on the misconception that mental illness is a terminal illness

The smoking ban has managed to make the once-cool habit look anti-social and silly

Growing numbers of men are over six foot and have to endure painfully small train seats. The modernisers of our railways must heed their cries

A German novelist reflects on his time working at a home for the mentally ill, and the moral dilemmas surrounding euthanasia that have shaped his writing life