We increasingly hear about how personality influences our life, but it may also have a surprising effect on our health.
The latest NatCen survey about the national health service raises some interesting political questions.
Understanding mental illness at a biological level can help us to find out why it affects certain people.
For many experts, whole genome sequencing is the turning point in modern medicine.
It used to be only pro-cycling teams that were into doping. Now amateurs are getting in on the act.
Cancer drug funds are just a political quick fix for a bigger problem in health funding.
The party is now in, but what is their plan for health and welfare and how will they achieve it?
The war-time prime minister was haunted by depression but was it also the secret of his success?
Research suggests why we choose complicity over blowing the whistle even when we know there has been wrongdoing.
MPs look set to vote in favour of plain packaging but industry may still challenge it in the courts.
The MDGs were called ‘ambitious and feasible’, but as many simply now call them ambitious, what did they achieve?
From defecating pigs to alpacas on trains: why using animals for support isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Nursing needs strong and loyal leadership if its reputation is to recover.
Stigma overshadows mental illness but art has the power to transform.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has just released its Global Status Report on non-communicable diseases, the second in a series tracking worldwide progress.
Humans have it bad but the virus is even more deadly for the other great apes.
Only 1% of people with pancreatic cancer live ten years – but new research suggests there may be a window of opportunity to catch the disease before it spreads.
A look at the figures shows the extent of the problem of domestic abuse.
Ten months after the first cases of Ebola appeared in Guinea, the virus is still claiming many lives.
Over 40 years after legal assisted dying was recognised, the UK is facing the same teething problems as the Netherlands, Switzerland and some US states.
Health is one of the biggest searched for topics on the web, but a large portion of this information is inaccurate, anecdotal or biased.
The human mind and body can only stand so much punishment. And Saudi Arabia is prepared to inflict it on a young blogger.
As another stage of the assisted dying bill starts, there’s a disconnect in the language of the bill and the debates about it.
When it comes to problems in emergency departments, we can’t simply scapegoat those at the frontline.
Complex problems cannot be solved with short-sighted thinking.
Our increasing use of hospital services is out of control and unsustainable and is contributing to the current crisis in accident and emergency (A&E). But the problem isn’t new.
More power could be put in the hands of those with chronic illness to lower burden on an NHS under pressure.
Dis-reorganisation: welcome to the mad world of health reform.
Sweat is sexy now – so what?
Public health is a serious business, but are campaigners missing a trick?