Health

When posters told us our place

29 March 2014 9:00 am

As a sign of the way things have changed, nothing could better this. Hester Vaizey, Cambridge history don and ‘publishing…

Jeffrey Archer’s diary: My personal trainer only smiles when I’m in pain

15 March 2014 9:00 am

The week leading up to publication is a strange time for any author. You subject yourself to doing everything from…

Would you let parents destroy ‘gay’ embryos?

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Because I’d like to have a child, and I’m getting on a bit, my husband and I have spent time…

Penelope Lively’s diary: My old-age MOT

22 February 2014 9:00 am

My surgery has been calling in all those over 75 for a special session with their doctor — a sort…

Clarissa Tan's Notebook: Why I stopped drinking petrol

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Florence was in fog the day I arrived. Its buildings were bathed in white cloud, its people moved as though…

A successful obesity campaign? Fat chance

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Fat chances The National Obesity Forum said that Britain is reaching a ‘doomsday scenario’ where half the population is obese.…

Barometer: Storm waves? It could be three times worse

11 January 2014 9:00 am

The test of a wave Waves measuring 27ft from peak to trough were seen off Land’s End as the stormy…

Don't tax sugar - it doesn't make you fat. Gluttony does

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t a matter of addiction. It’s a question of self-control

I got a call from Jeremy Hunt about health tourism — but he still doesn't get it

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Ministers are finally acting on my warnings about health tourism. But they aren’t doing enough

Letters: On quitting Facebook, and putting down Nigel

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Why we joined Sir: I was astonished by the assertion made by Wyn Grant (Letters, 21 September) that ‘the postwar…

How can I be a member of the Chipping Norton set?

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Q. I am working on becoming a member of the Chipping Norton set. Should I be pronouncing the excellent open-air…

The BMA’s bizarre jihad against e-cigarettes

21 September 2013 9:00 am

What strategy should we adopt to cope with the British Medical Association? Its members kill more people each year than…

Andrew Marr’s diary: Holidays after a stroke, and what the Germans really think of us

31 August 2013 9:00 am

It’s been a strange summer. After a stroke, holidays are not what they used to be. We went to Juan-les-Pins…

The Wiki Man: If you want to diet, I’m afraid you really do need one weird rule

13 April 2013 9:00 am

‘Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. And never sleep with a…

Age of the addict

26 May 2012 3:00 pm

The march of technology is filling the world with dangerous pleasures

Diary

26 May 2012 3:00 pm

This month has been the launching season for my new collection of poems, Nefertiti in the Flak Tower. Not many…

Care or cure?

5 February 2011 12:00 am

Cancer is usually associated with death.

Shop till you drop

18 September 2010 12:00 am

Within the past month I have been to an 80th and a 90th birthday lunch, both of them highly festive occasions.

Don’t sleep on blocks of ice

21 August 2010 12:00 am

I’ve only ever read one other book about sleep — the brilliant Counting Sheep, by Paul Martin, which collates and describes everything we know about sleep in a way that is succinct and peerless.

The dying of the light

7 August 2010 12:00 am

The phrasing of the subtitle is exact: a memoir in blindness, not of blind- ness.

The perfect stranger

17 July 2010 12:00 am

There are an estimated 417,000 people in the UK suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and double that number suffering from other forms of dementia.

Survivor syndrome

10 February 2010 12:00 am

In late middle age, William Styron was struck by a disabling illness, when everything seemed colourless, futile and empty to him.