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What to look forward to in the next issue of Spectator Health – out on Thursday

The new issue of Spectator Health is out on Thursday 5 May. There’s a fantastic array of articles to look…

A wonder drug could eradicate Aids. So why isn’t it offered in Britain?

You have probably never heard of Truvada, but it is a pharmacological breakthrough that has the potential to consign Aids…

Well done Public Health England for seeing through the hysteria on e-cigarettes

If you want evidence of the mess we have got ourselves into with regard to e-cigarettes you only have to…

Editor’s letter

Welcome to this, the fifth edition of Spectator Health. In this issue we have a powerful essay by Johann Hari…

As a doctor, I’d rather have HIV than diabetes

‘There is now a deadly virus, which anyone can catch from sex with an infected person. If we’re not careful,…

Editor’s letter

Welcome to this, the fourth edition of Spectator Health. In this issue our cover piece is by Derek Yach, defending…

Editor’s letter

Welcome to the latest issue of Spectator Health. For our cover story we have the brilliant Professor Allyson Pollock writing…

How to fix the NHS: a doctor’s prescription

I’m a doctor, and I don’t care about the NHS. In this country, that’s an almost heretical statement — but…

Editor’s letter

Welcome to the second edition of Spectator Health. We had some great feedback from our readers after the first issue…

Friend or foe? Middle-aged women are confronted by a bewildering array of medication and advice

HRT: The debate goes on

Since as early as the 1940s, women of a certain age have had the option of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)…