Health

There is a dangerous new snobbery – but it’s not from Remainers

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Yet another kind of snob Sir: May I offer another definition of a ‘snob’ to the one described by Bryan…

Capsules in a blister pack (medicine and health concept)

The drug that my Asperger’s son loved turned his life upside down

7 January 2017 9:00 am

My son loved his new treatment – but it changed his life for the worse

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The sexy new face of cigarette packaging

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Something for which to thank the government, at last. It is much, much more fun buying cigarettes these days. It…

Hippocrates would have hated doctors’ new approach

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Doctors are being urged not to tell patients what is best for them but to lay out the options and…

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The men who made us fat

5 November 2016 9:00 am

‘Look at them, they’re all fat,’ he said. I’d slowed the car to allow four children to cross the zebra…

That ‘fertility cliff’? It may be more of a gentle slope

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Let’s talk about time. The slow killer, the destroyer of all hope, the pitiless blank-eyed enemy who, with each passing…

On the clock: few therapists use the old swinging watch routine — but sessions are expensive

Hype and Hypnotherapists: can they really do the things they claim?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

It’s a booming business which claims sensational results... but can hypnotists really do any good?

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Is your cat giving you road rage?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Road-rage may be just one nasty symptom of a bug found in cat poo

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Sing something simple: the therapy that helps stroke victims to speak

22 October 2016 9:00 am

How melodic intonation therapy helps stroke victims to speak

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Will it take a tax break to make you eat your five-a-day?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A lower tax bracket in return for eating your five a day? Could it really work?

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Is that stuff on the inside of drink cans doing us all harm?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Bisphenol A, often known as BPA, is a chemical compound used to make protective coatings and linings for food and…

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Perk up your day at the Death Café

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Everything is better with cake – even a frank discussion about your own mortality

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Health campaigners slam government’s child obesity report

22 October 2016 9:00 am

The government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity has met with little enthusiasm

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How long can you expect to live...

22 October 2016 9:00 am

We can all expect to live longer than our grandparents so, statistically speaking, what have we got to look forward to?

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After decades of seemingly perpetual crisis, can the NHS survive?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

With seemingly relentless demand from patients and reduced budgets, can the NHS survive in its current form?

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Save your sight: eight vital tips for better eye health

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Eight tips for better eye health

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A massage to India

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Ananda, Himalayas

Sex and Relationships: male sexual problems

22 October 2016 9:00 am

On a cold February day in 1899, the president of France, Félix Faure, welcomed his mistress Marguerite Steinheil to the…

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Will there be free will in a brave new bioengineered world?

3 September 2016 9:00 am

The idea that death may prove a mere ‘technical problem’ in the future just makes me want to hole up in front of Netflix and eat crisps, says Steven Poole

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The health check all American presidential candidates should be subject to

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Americans want a president with the steadiest possible finger on the nuclear button, which is why they worry about the…

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The only way to make a ‘safe space’ for conservatives at universities

27 August 2016 9:00 am

To Edinburgh for the book festival, where I am to explain Fools, Frauds and Firebrands to respectable middle-class Scots, who…

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Want to feel better? Be kind to your bugs

27 August 2016 9:00 am

There are more bacteria in your gut than there are stars in our galaxy. Ed Yong’s book explaining their possibilities is as wondrous as a sacred text, says Kate Womersley

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I'm not sure I'd ever have passed my brain test

20 August 2016 9:00 am

In the four months since I had a brain haemorrhage I have had several tests to find out how my…

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Don’t rage at Cameron’s honours, but at the bureaucrats who blocked them

6 August 2016 9:00 am

The Daily Telegraph revealed on Tuesday that Michael Spencer, the chief executive of Icap, has been blocked for a peerage…

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Could your office be killing you?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Japanese housewives are so convinced of the value of office work that they get angry if their husbands come home…