Boston bomber sentenced to death. But can they find the right drugs to kill him?

The Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was today sentenced to death by lethal injection. The jury reached the decision in the city…

15 May 2015

Liver disease – another nail in the coffin of the Atkins Diet?

We had a health panic in the media at the weekend. ‘Killer disease on rise due to overeating,’ said the Sunday…

5 May 2015

Being a bit fat can be healthy. But the medical profession doesn’t want us to know

A GP called Malcolm Kendrick has written a book about politically correct manipulation of medical data – and has cropped up…

7 Apr 2015

Another scare story about e-cigarettes. What we should be worrying about is sugar

‘E-Cigs Time Bomb’, shrieks the front page of today’s Daily Mirror. Vaping gets kids hooked on nicotine, experts fear. Experts do…

31 Mar 2015

Dementia is ‘an opportunity’, according to Michael Gove. What a brave thing to say

Michael Gove said something startling about dementia in a speech last night launching an initiative called ‘The Good Right’ at…

13 Mar 2015

This idiotic NHS ‘calculator’ can’t predict heart attacks. But it might well give you one

I can understand why the Tories have ring-fenced the NHS, but if they do want to indulge in a little trimming I…

9 Mar 2015