health

A quarter of men over 50 have stopped having sex

More than one in four British men over 50 are no longer having sex, according to new research by Lumen.…

6 Jun 2019

Rankin turns his lens to women’s health

Olivia Grant talks to the British photographer about the “nutty” lack of awareness around endometriosis.

5 Apr 2019

Hide in the garden till the turkey’s eaten and stay mindful this Xmas

Our columnist shares more excerpts from her bestselling lifestyle guide

Is that stuff on the inside of drink cans doing us all harm?

It’s called BPA and though there’s no hard evidence against it, lots of people are worried

Sing something simple: the therapy that helps stroke victims to speak

Melodic Intonation Therapy adds words and phrases to a familiar tune

20 Oct 2016

Health campaigners slam government’s child obesity report

It’s nowhere near tough enough and has been watered down by the food industry, they claim

A massage to India

Our Spa Inspector feels like royalty out the Ananda Spa near Rishikesh

20 Oct 2016

Perk up your day at the Death Café

Everything is better with cake – even a frank discussion about your own demise

Will it take a tax break to make you eat your five-a-day?

It’s one of the more radical solutions proposed as the cost of caring for the obese soars even higher

Hype and hypnotherapists: can they really do the things they claim?

It’s easy to find dissatisfied customers who spent hundreds of pounds and achieved nothing

20 Oct 2016

After decades of seemingly perpetual crisis, can the NHS survive?

We talk to health professionals and campaigners about the furture of the health service

How long can you expect to live…

… and will you be healthy enough to enjoy it: the statistics tell all

Is your cat giving you road rage?

It may be just one nasty symptom of toxoplasma gondi, a bug found in cat poo

20 Oct 2016

Sex and Relationships: male sexual problems

What you can do about erection problems and premature or delayed ejaculation

That ‘fertility cliff’? It may be more of a gentle slope

The study that identified 35 as a cut-off year was based on 17th-century church records. More modern evidence is available

20 Oct 2016
Personal trainer Andy Pilides prepares for a lift

Weight training is for everyone, not just grunting muscle men

Combine it with a cardio routine to boost your fitness or shed pounds

5 May 2016

Lose your strain in Spain

Our Spa Inspector checks out the SHA Wellness Clinic in Altea, Alicante

5 May 2016

The best of biotech

Young British entrepreneurs are changing the world with inventions that boost health and save money

5 May 2016
Cancer survivor Stan Bembenek tees up

Cancer is terrifying. But there is a case for optimism too

With a good prognosis it may not be as serious as type 2 diabetes

3 May 2016

Sex and Relationships: the seven sexual ages of men

Yes, it’s a story of long, slow decline. But it’s ever so gradual and most 70-year-olds are still potent

Is sugar really worse for you… or is it a big fat lie?

The headlines say that sweet stuff is the real diet villain. We delve into the science to find out the truth

Wear clothing that can be easily removed

12 tips for a better GP appointment

You have ten minutes. Here’s how to make the most of them

22 Oct 2015

Take sugar scares with a pinch of salt

In defence of sugar

22 Oct 2015

We are becoming a dementia nation

For years, the signs have not been promising. But there may be the beginnings of hope

22 Oct 2015
Alas, poor Yorick. And spare a thought for the rest of us

The art of dying well

Do we want to live as long as modern medicine allows us, or only so long as life is sweet? By Margaret McCartney

22 Oct 2015

Just how unhealthy is it to eat meat?

Depends on the meat

22 Oct 2015