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The joy of giving up the internet for Lent

Like many great love stories, ours ended on a train. A stranger tapped me on the shoulder to ask if…

Dubious health claims thrive online. Here’s how to avoid them

The media have long had a keen interest in alternative medicine and report regularly on the subject. But all too…

What to eat: Anyone for acid-free snake oil?

The alkaline diet, the raw diet, all kinds of craziness all over the internet… the only word for it is ‘nutribollocks’

High pressure tactics

If I were to ask you to name a health problem that affects around seven million people in the UK…

Message to Jeremy Hunt: worried parents need doctors, not search engines

However you look at it, Jeremy Hunt is not popular with doctors at the moment, which is perhaps an understatement…