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David Cameron gets serious about antibiotics — too little too late?

David Cameron has announced a review into why so few antimicrobials have been introduced over recent years. This seems to…

The Aspirin dilemma: should you stop taking it?

You may be feeling confused following recent press reports that Aspirin is no longer recommended as stroke prevention. Those who…

Power lines have been cleared by Oxford researchers

Check up

Environment No leukaemia link to power lines There is no increased risk of contracting leukaemia for children who live beneath…

The doctor will Skype you now

The average European visits their doctor six times a year. Each consultation lasts around ten minutes; add to that waiting…

A world of choice

When you’re feeling a bit below par there’s nothing nicer than being tucked up at home, comfort foods and favourite…

Q&A

Q Both my parents died of heart attacks when they were relatively young. I am worried that the same might…

Editor’s letter

Welcome to the first edition of Spectator Health, our new quarterly supplement designed especially for people who might never normally…