Health

A carry-on at my convenience

9 May 2015 9:00 am

There’s nothing more discombobulating than a night visit to someone else’s toilet, confesses Maureen Lipman

Of course you can choose to get up early (and maybe you can choose to be gay)

21 February 2015 9:00 am

‘Oh, I’m an owl,’ said my friend Nick. ‘You’re probably a lark.’ I raised an eyebrow. He explained. Apparently all…

The real reason GPs are grumpy: the robots are coming for them

17 January 2015 9:00 am

There’s something wrong with the relationship between patients and their GPs. I’ve spent much of this winter in my local…

Hardly anyone wants to die in hospital. Let's do something about it

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Trust the expertise of hospices, says Michael Howard

I think I've finally found the secret of a good night's sleep

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Getting enough sleep can be an almighty struggle. Don’t just count sheep, seek remedies, says Maureen Lipman

How I joined the gym cult

22 November 2014 9:00 am

When Freddy Gray was signed up for ‘the best workout in the world’, he was sure he wouldn’t be impressed. So what happened?

Gym won’t fix it: 3 per cent of people become less fit through exercising

Could you be immune to the gym?

22 November 2014 9:00 am

One in five of us simply make no progress with exercise. It’s in our genes, says Patrick Strudwick

Christmas parties are a sexual health minefield

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Watch out for that mistletoe and ‘Divorce Monday’, say Christine Webber and Dr David Delvin

The 'breast cancer gene' is bad news for men, too

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Increased awareness of the significance of the BRCA2 gene in men with prostate cancer will lead to more, earlier, preventative surgery. Better than the alternative, says Dr Ellie Cannon

Best lay off the herring and yeast extract, dear. Picture: Getty Images

Sorry, but you don't need to be a duke to get gout

22 November 2014 9:00 am

And the other good news is, although it can be exquisitely painful it is usually easy to treat, writes Dr Roger Henderson

The superfoods that don't have publicists

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Ingredients don’t have to be from the Amazon to be really, really good for you, writes Ian Marber

Why your phone won't give you cancer (and why people still think it will)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

We can’t be certain yet, but the carcinogenic mobile phone looks more and more like a myth, writes Tom Chivers

Can GPs really keep up with the latest medical evidence? I couldn't

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Few doctors can penetrate the blizzard of statistics in a typical medical study, writes Theodore Dalrymple

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Grayshott spa: food too delicious to be healthy

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Our anonymous reviewer is surprised to find how easy it is to give up sugar and look great

What Christmas dinner does to your body (and how to stop it)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

All the rich food and drink served at Christmas can play merry havoc with your stomach. As the feast approaches, we take a trip through the various digestive challenges your body will face during the holiday season, and suggest measures to deal with them. By Victoria Lambert

Famous, successful, depressed: Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, Robin Williams and Buzz Aldrin

The truth about men and depression

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Steeped in macho culture, men hesitate to seek help for depression, says Professor Dinesh Bhugra

John Hurt in Ethiopia with the children and staff members of Project Harar

John Hurt meets the loneliest children in the world

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Children who suffer facial disfigurements in Ethiopia are among the loneliest in the world, writes the actor John Hurt

What schools don't want you to know about rugby

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Fans don’t want to hear this, but young boys are being paralysed, writes Professor Allyson Pollock

Understand your eyes (and keep them healthy)

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Vision is the most beautiful sense, says Dr Rob Hicks, yet in health terms eyes are often seen as the poor relation

An eye specialist answers your questions

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Professor William Ayliffe Consultant ophthalmologist at the Lister Hospital, London

What you can do to keep your eyesight at its best

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Nothing is worth so much as our vision, says Sophia Martelli. It’s worth taking every possible measure to look after our eyes

Understanding cataracts

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Cataracts are the principal cause of blindness, and occur when the crystalline lens that brings light into focus on the…

Britain’s demographic timebomb (and how to profit from it)

13 September 2014 9:00 am

Demography is destiny, they say, and if that’s the case then Britain’s future looks wrinkled and grey. Today, one in…

In praise of cyberchondria

24 May 2014 9:00 am

There’s something perversely satisfying in discovering that your children have inherited your vices. That’s why I was so quietly pleased…

How France’s left-wing government learned to love austerity

10 May 2014 9:00 am

How France learned to love cuts