While medical advances have profoundly altered the course of human life, when it comes to the end there is much less certainty about how to manage it
Unless people become more involved in their own care, says Jeremy Laurance, health services such as the NHS will collapse beneath the expectations of growing and ageing populations
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If people do not feel it on their waistlines, they will do in their pockets
Volunteers are urged to try experimental new treatment - but public concern is running high
Jeremy Laurance explains that the one thing we love as much as drinking is studies that say it's good for us
At first sight, this region looks much like our own but, after forays into the mountains and out to the coast, Jeremy Laurance is charmed by its unique beauty
The new president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists details his plan to end the stigma
Jeremy Laurance pays tribute to the ethos of heroism that keeps it going
The country’s most cherished public institution has improved consistently and is still better than healthcare in other nations
Anorexia has been blamed on skinny models and pushy parents – but more than half of the risk is inherited, studies show. Now the hunt is on to find which genes are behind it.
We need to look beyond the stigma that attaches to those who have been infected
The nation's feet have grown by two shoe sizes in just four decades. In fact, we're bigger and taller all over, reports Jeremy Laurance – and that may not be a good thing
If you want to avoid crowds of trekkers, then the Upper Dolpo region of Nepal is the place for you. Jeremy Laurance hits the hiking heights
Medical writer Jeremy Laurance doesn't believe in taking supplements. Should he make an exception for the 'sunshine vitamin' – or have its benefits been oversold?
More studies than ever are finding that circumcision is a life saver – but still its detractors believe that it’s tantamount to child abuse. Jeremy Laurance tries to settle the argument.