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Could cancer break the NHS?

It’s an experience shared by nearly two million Britons a year. You find an unexpected lump, or a mole that…

Meet the medical experts who will be guiding Spectator Health online

The media’s coverage of health matters. It affects what foods we buy, what pills we take, whether or not we…

Does a tan really raise your risk of skin cancer? Here is what we know

‘No safe way to suntan, new NICE guidance warns.’ The BBC headline was repeated by most of the media and…

Spectator debate: Can we trust health advice?

It was a close fight. Both sides at Tuesday night’s debate at IET London seemed to accept that trust in…

Can genetically modified ‘killer mosquitoes’ stop the Zika virus?

The forecast for the Zika virus outbreak seems dire. There is no vaccine, and no hope of one for at…

Type-2 diabetes has a secret: it’s perfectly reversible. Here’s how to get rid of it

Carlos Cervantes used to suffer from severe diabetes. His low point was 2011, when he had a heart attack, his…

Spotting lung cancer early is crucial. Here’s what you should know

Britain tends to lag behind other European countries in terms of its cancer survival rates. A few years ago this…

Meet the surgeons who want choosing a doctor to be as easy as booking a hotel

Imagine if seeing a doctor or having medical treatment was as easy as booking an Uber on a good day.…

Small bite, big problem: Lyme disease is often misdiagnosed and no one’s sure how to treat it

Once bitten…

Since his son was diagnosed with the condition, the billionaire Phones4U founder has gone into action

Tweaked malaria protein ‘can find and destroy nine out of 10 cancers’

Where would medicine be without the good fortune of a discovery made by accident? Scientists at the University of Copenhagen…