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This ‘lab on a chip’ knows when you’re ill before you do. Will the regulators approve it?

Good news for health obsessives and hypochondriacs; there’s a new personal health monitoring device that knows when you’re ill before you…

Public health zealots want to put alcohol in plain packaging. We can’t afford to listen to them

Two months ago the government made plain packaging of tobacco products mandatory. Now Dr. Judith Mackay, an advisor to the…

smoke-free NHS

For many, a ‘truly smoke-free NHS’ would be an act of cruelty

Public Health England has announced plans to persuade NHS trusts to ban smoking on all their premises in an effort…

World Health Organisation

At last Britain is pushing the WHO to reform. It’s sorely needed

This year marks the end of an era for the World Health Organisation: its director-general for a decade, Margaret Chan,…