Shingles is a reactivation of varicella, the chicken pox virus

A very good jab too

To very little fanfare, a new vaccination programme was launched by the NHS last year, bringing Britain up to speed…

31 May 2014

Keep it up

‘Er… I’ve got a touch of Ascension Deficit Disorder,’ said the patient in our consulting room.Over the years, we’ve heard…

Peak practice

These days, people don’t simply go on holiday — they combine it with a trip to one of the increasingly popular…

31 May 2014

A world of choice

When you’re feeling a bit below par there’s nothing nicer than being tucked up at home, comfort foods and favourite…

31 May 2014

Fixing broken hearts

Let’s face it, your heart is pretty important. Treat it right and your cardiac muscle will expand and contract more…

31 May 2014


Q Both my parents died of heart attacks when they were relatively young. I am worried that the same might…

31 May 2014

Welcome to the machine

The eye may be the window to the soul but the heart is the engine that keeps it blinking. It…

31 May 2014

Statins: magic bullet or massive misfire? Ask our experts

In the first issue of Spectator Health, our cover piece is on the controversial issue of statins, arguably the most…

29 May 2014