Public health

Have a very Happy Excessmas

3 November 2016 9:00 am

Christmas is coming and it isn’t only the goose that’s getting fat — so are you. That’s according to the…

Sick of Brexit? Here are the silly-season stories you could have had

9 July 2016 9:00 am

There’s something a little-dispiriting about waking up one morning to find that our elected politicians are even more psychopathic, deranged…

Haemophilus influenzae, as seen using a Gram-stain technique

Dr Ali Khan’s guide to the new germ warfare

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Which disease are you most scared of catching: Ebola or influenza? Before I read this medical memoir, I would have…

Stop lecturing fatties – it’s really not their fault

4 June 2016 9:00 am

I’ve noticed for some time now that thin people, genuinely slim ones, have a secret loathing of fatties. Kindly though…

Improving public health is a crusade to persuade

20 February 2016 9:00 am

What’s the secret of success in public health campaigns? asks Dr Ellie Cannon

‘Quitting is suffering’: Hon Lik, inventor of the e-cigarette, on why he did it

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Hon Lik, life-saving inventor of the e-cigarette, on why he did it

The big fat myths of our ‘obesity epidemic’

6 June 2015 9:00 am

Obesity isn’t soaring, and it doesn’t strain the NHS

As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes

19 April 2014 9:00 am

In the West, the deadliest thing about HIV may now be the stigma