Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Health

Health

Hospital bosses urge Jeremy Hunt: spend now to rescue NHS

The chaos seen during the NHS’s winter crisis is “a watershed moment” that must prompt the government to rethink how it treats the health service and give it tens of billions in extra...

Florida monkeys excreting rare disease that can kill humans, scientists warn

Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state in light of a new study published on Wednesday, which finds some of the animals are excreting a virus...

Can you dig it? How to take the strain out of physical tasks

Bad news for gardeners – the Royal Horticultural Society has been watching you dig, and it is appalled by what it sees. In conjunction with biomechanics experts in Coventry University, it has just...

Don’t listen to Gwyneth Paltrow: keep your coffee well away from your rectum |...

It seems January is Gwyneth Paltrow’s go-to month for promoting potentially dangerous things that should not go in or near an orifice. January 2015 brought us vagina steaming, January 2017 was jade eggs,...

Jeremy Hunt adds social care to health role in cabinet reshuffle

Theresa May has kept Jeremy Hunt as her health secretary with new responsibility for social care, signalling that the prime minister wants to have another go at reforming the troubled system. Hunt was rumoured...

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that...

How to get the best out of exercise

Should I eat breakfast before my morning workout? You might think it wise to fuel up before a long run or cycle, but the latest research suggests you might be better off ignoring your...

Trump is now dangerous – that makes his mental health a matter of public...

Eight months ago, a group of us put our concerns into a book, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. It became an instant bestseller,...

How I let drinking take over my life

I had my last drink five years ago, in the early hours of the morning on 1 January 2013. I think it might have been around 2am. I wouldn’t have described myself as...

Cleopatra had a big, beautiful nose. So let’s see it onscreen | Radhika Sanghani

Cleopatra is having a remake. The Egyptian queen, so memorably immortalised by Liz Taylor in Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1963 film, is coming back to our screens. And this time it’s going to be “dirty,...

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Zealandia drilling reveals secrets of sunken lost continent

The mostly submerged continent of Zealandia may have been much closer to land level than previously thought, providing pathways for animals and plants...