Health

This dieting nonsense is hard to swallow

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Eat good fresh food and ignore health bloggers and nutrition gurus

Walt Whitman, aged 35, as he appeared in the first edition of Leaves of Grass

Is Walt Whitman’s health guide a hoax – written by Gwyneth Paltrow?

6 May 2017 9:00 am

In 1858, he seems to advocate a good night’s sleep, outdoor exercise, careful grooming - and clean cotton socks in summer

Will Ashon loses – and finds - himself in Epping Forest

6 May 2017 9:00 am

In his mid-forties Will Ashon realised he was adrift and confused, confronted by the situation Dante described in the Divine…

What will you do in the gene-editing revolution?

11 March 2017 9:00 am

The only time I ever saw a wolf in the wild, a small one, I was so frightened that I…

BT hung up on me for using the f-word. Why?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Did you know that if you use the f-word while talking to a BT representative, they hang up on you?…

If the NHS needs more money, why not collect from health tourists?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Hunt’s plan to tackle health tourism is just not working

Dear Mary: What can I do when a richer friend pleads poverty?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Q. I recently made an arrangement with a flaky friend from university to go to my gym together. Half an…

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…

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

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…

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?

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

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

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?

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…

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

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

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?

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?

Save your sight: eight vital tips for better eye health

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Eight tips for better eye health

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…