Health & Medicine

New drugs and treatments are being developed all the time. Do they deliver what they promise? What are the real health risks of smoking, of drinking, of giving birth at home instead of in hospital? Statistics offer the only sure way to find out.

Dr Fisher's casebook: Primary colours

Health freaks on trial: Duct tape, bull semen and the call of television

Reports of a blood test for Alzheimer’s have yet to show convincing evidence

  • Author: Jon Deeks
  • Published: Mar 24, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

North Americans – one third of the world's weight?: Obesity and the comma

Indian farmer suicides: Is GM cotton to blame?

Can we predict our children's blood group?

  • Author: John Stephenson
  • Published: Feb 11, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Danger on the slopes - How risky is skiing?

  • Author: Oz Flanagan
  • Published: Jan 07, 2014 in Web Exclusive Articles

Crowdsourcing a census on gun violence

  • Author: Stephanie Kovalchik
  • Published: Dec 19, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

The menace of daily life

  • Author: Tom Fanshawe
  • Published: Dec 05, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles

New cardiovascular disease risk calculator is too risky

  • Author: Stephanie Kovalchik
  • Published: Nov 29, 2013 in Web Exclusive Articles
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