Health

I used to back Jeremy Hunt’s digital NHS plan. Now I know it’s a disaster

7 May 2016 9:00 am

My baby and I excel at blood tests. He (tiny, jaundiced) stretches out naked under the hospital’s hot cot-lamps like…

Sex and Relationships: male sexual problems

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Dr David Delvin and Christine Webber on male problems

Lose your strain in Spain

7 May 2016 9:00 am

SHA Wellness Clinic, Altea, Alicante

Cancer survivor Stan Bembenek tees up

How to survive cancer

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Meet two of my most inspiring patients

Personal trainer Andy Pilides prepares for a lift

Books aren’t medicine. They’re more powerful than that

30 April 2016 9:00 am

If we claim books can heal, we must accept they can also harm

It’s not work that’s stressful. It’s offices

23 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s not work that’s killing us. It’s the irritation and confusion of modern office life

After 50 years, I’m out of the agony-aunt business

9 April 2016 9:00 am

It’s clear that Vladimir Putin has had a facelift, which might explain why Wendi Deng would take an interest in…

How Seneca got to sleep

9 April 2016 9:00 am

As if we did not have enough to cause us sleepless nights, the Royal Society for Public Health has demanded…

Hate tax havens? Try imagining a world without them

9 April 2016 9:00 am

However wicked tax evasion is and however distasteful some tax avoidance may be, people should imagine a world without tax…

An old man’s guide to living dangerously

9 April 2016 9:00 am

At 77, it is clear to me that increased longevity can be a curse rather than a blessing

A dispatch from a family of fooshers

2 April 2016 9:00 am

I’d like this to have been one of those Spectator diaries that gives the ordinary reader a glimpse into the…

I adore sport. I can no longer stomach boxing. Here’s why

2 April 2016 9:00 am

In most sports, injuries happen when things go wrong. In boxing, they’re the ultimate goal. It isn’t right

The scan said my baby wouldn’t live. It was wrong

26 March 2016 9:00 am

When my unborn baby was a five-month-old fetus, twisting about in the internal dark, he was given a death sentence…

No second EU referendum? Tell that to the Danes and the Irish

27 February 2016 9:00 am

Vote no, vote often David Cameron scorned Boris Johnson’s idea that voting to leave the EU might result in further…

What I learned while nearly dying

27 February 2016 9:00 am

There’s some journalistic research you’d really never do by choice. Spending four days in an NHS hospital with a life-threatening…

Sex and Relationships: the seven sexual ages of men

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Dr David Delvin and Christine Webber

Is sugar really worse for you... or is it a big fat lie?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Sugar is worse for you than fat, scream the headlines. Professor David A Bender delves deep into the science to find out the truth...

Spectator Christmas letters: from Daesh to zakuski

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Just call them Daesh Sir: I was interested to read Sam Leith’s article in which he appears to argue that…

Jeremy Hunt is spoiling for a fight. He’s picked the wrong one

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Jeremy Hunt is right to fight for NHS reform. But he’s going after the wrong people, on the wrong issue

I’m a junior doctor and I used to trust the Tories. Not any more

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Like many of my fellow junior doctors, I trusted a Conservative government with the NHS. If it’s to stay strong…

The ME lobby is just a symptom of our stupidity about mental illness

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Do you ever wake up worried that you have tiny fibres growing beneath your skin, all along your spinal column?…

Make-up, chocolates, deodorant and sand: two weeks in cancer scares

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Killer facts The World Health Organisation added processed meats to its list of ‘known’ carcinogens. A few of the other…

One in ten British babies will soon be born via IVF. So why is it taboo?

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Pretty soon, one in ten British babies will begin life in a Petri dish. So why is it still such a taboo subject?