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?

Paula Radcliffe is a victim of our hypocrisy and confusion about drugs and sport

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Do you want to see Paula Radcliffe’s blood? If so, you’re not alone. Radcliffe, three-time winner of the London Marathon…

A licence to kill - the slippery slope of 'assisted dying'

29 August 2015 9:00 am

If you don’t think legalising ‘assisted dying’ is a slippery slope, you haven’t been paying attention

Not just a fad: the dangerous reality of 'clean eating'

22 August 2015 9:00 am

The ‘clean eating’ revolution is more likely to make you ill than healthy

Dear Mary: Is there a tactful way to tell a dear cousin she needs a lump removed from her face?

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Q. How can you tactfully tell someone that the large skin tag or blob they have grown in the centre…

Is medical screening bad for your health? Michael Mosley dons a pair of ‘dignity shorts’ to find out

15 August 2015 9:00 am

When the link between tobacco and lung cancer was first established in the early 1950s, one obvious question arose: should…

My eco-home nightmare

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Buying an eco-home? Expect stifling springs and summers

The joy of anti-psychotic drugs

13 June 2015 9:00 am

The doctor eyed me suspiciously as I walked into her consulting room. ‘Ye-es?’ she said, nervously, eyeing me up and…

Living next door to someone rich, and beside a motorway, makes you fat and your blood pressure soar

6 June 2015 9:00 am

I wrote last week about a swarm of bees that had attached itself to a wall of my house, as…

The surprising power of garlic

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Were the ancients right about garlic as a great healer? Professor Edzard Ernst investigates

Illustration by David Humphries

The case for prescription heroin

9 May 2015 9:00 am

It’s the illegality of heroin which leads to the deaths among users, says Johann Hari

Why the NHS needs less professional management

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Professionalising’ public-service management is effectively a means of legalising corruption, says Theodore Dalrymple 

Heads up: even among older people the brain can form new pathways

The balance cure: how I got back on my feet

9 May 2015 9:00 am

That falling-down feeling is scary. But help is available. Seek advice, says Julia Glass

Are your tests up to date? New techniques such as endobronchial ultrasound are twice as readily available in France

Britain's shameful record on lung cancer

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Official policy on this deadly disease looks illogical, inconsistent and subject to political whim, says Dr Roger Henderson

'Drink eight glasses of water a day'? Don't swallow it!

9 May 2015 9:00 am

We’re all supposed to be knocking back eight glasses a day, right? Wrong, says Tom Chivers

Seven gadgets to make you fitter, stronger and better slept

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Self-tracking gadgets are getting slicker, tougher and more capable. Victoria Lambert takes a look at the future of self-monitoring and, above, rounds up seven of the most promising devices on the market

Green green grass… drinking milk gave early Europeans ‘a big survival advantage’

Don't tolerate being told you're dairy intolerant

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Ignore faddish campaigners, says Laura Freeman. There’s nothing wrong with a glass of milk

A Paris spa with a far-eastern difference

9 May 2015 9:00 am

This is a hotel spa with a difference. But can it help ease my psoriasis?

The misery of adult acne (and what to do about it)

9 May 2015 9:00 am

More and more women suffer from it, writes Dr Ellie Cannon. Teenagers’ remedies may not help, but other things will

The greatest slogan in nutrition means much, much less than you think

9 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Five a day’ has to be the snappiest slogan in nutrition, writes Ian Marber — but the advice is more confusing than it looks

Mr El-Amir in his surgery

The surgeon who's bringing new hope on Britain's commonest cause of blindness

9 May 2015 9:00 am

There’s new hope for those suffering from Britain’s commonest cause of blindness, finds Sarah Rainey

The essential facts about post-mortems

9 May 2015 9:00 am

By Dr Suzy Lishman, President of the Royal College of Pathologists

The five steps that helped me beat anxiety – and can help you too

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Anxiety attacks can be defeated, says Patrick Strudwick, who’s been there, done that

Shore thing: leave sunbathing to reptiles or end up looking like one

Want to stay young? Stay out of the sun

9 May 2015 9:00 am

Three quarters of skin deterioration is induced by light exposure. Go figure, says Dr Justine Hextall

The sex counsellors' guide to happiness

9 May 2015 9:00 am

…different for men and women, say Christine Webber and Dr David Delvin. Which is where the trouble begins