Health

Hospital wards are filling up again – with fakers

24 April 2021 9:00 am

As Covid retreats, the malingerers are making a comeback

The mysteries of ‘long Covid’

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Why do some people’s symptoms not go away?

The power of cold showers

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Why I’ve warmed to cold showers

My future hangs on the result of this blood test

16 January 2021 9:00 am

A new year and another round of medical treatments in the French health system. On Saturday morning, needing a blood…

My cure for the common cold

19 December 2020 9:00 am

You really don’t want to know about my coughs and sneezes, particularly during the festive season, but bear with me…

The ethics of lockdown

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Is the harm it causes justified?

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The curious case of the man who caught COVID twice

13 October 2020 11:35 pm

Does catching the SARS-CoV-2 virus give us immunity from further infection by the virus or can we catch it a…

What happens when a US president dies?

10 October 2020 9:00 am

Vice squad Donald Trump catching Covid-19 has concentrated minds on what happens if a US president dies in office. Normally,…

How much does it cost to save lives from Covid?

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Why has much more been spent on saving lives from Covid than other conditions?

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Joe Biden is sleepwalking his way through the campaign

25 September 2020 12:45 pm

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign called another early morning press lid at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, leaving strategists and reporters wondering…

The problem with fast-tracking vaccines

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Fast-tracking vaccines can be disastrous – even if they work

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The problem with fast-tracking vaccines

3 September 2020 1:52 pm

You have to admit it, Operation Warp Speed is a good moniker. It’s the name for the American interagency program,…

The coronavirus immunity riddle

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Our bodies’ defences work in ways we still don’t understand

My ‘virus’ turned out to be arthritis

22 August 2020 9:00 am

‘Hallo! You was callin’ us about appoint…MENT!’ said the lady at the scanning unit of my local hospital in broken…

black americans

Why are black Americans likelier to die of COVID than Latinos?

9 August 2020 4:34 am

Only part of the dramatic racial differences in age-adjusted COVID-19 death rates can be explained by racial differences. The remainder reflects a substantially lower black…

Why should anyone be forced to shield?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

The best way (and with politicians sometimes the only way) to know whether people are aware they’ve made a mistake…

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A look into the post-RBG world of American politics

1 August 2020 6:01 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the hospital — again. The 87-year-old has overcome many health concerns while…

Why should I have to wear a face mask to give blood?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Why should I have to wear a mask to give blood?

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

30 May 2020 9:00 am

The NHS is letting down thousands of patients

‘Herd immunity’ is impossible without a vaccine

23 May 2020 9:00 am

Understanding immunity to Covid-19 is like trying to decode Enigma

President Trump and Speaker Pelosi

Pelosi goes full Trump

20 May 2020 8:10 am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi skipped the sugarcoating and punched the President in the gut on Monday. Trump had announced to the…

resistance

COVID-19 vs the American spirit of resistance

27 April 2020 9:04 pm

If the coronavirus were as deadly as the bubonic plague, which killed about a third of the population of Europe…

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Disinfectant Donnie

26 April 2020 4:26 am

Do you know what the real ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ is? No, not the fauxtraged shrieks of liberals at everything the…

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Coronavirus lockdowns are cowardice

18 April 2020 5:16 am

This is a piece about death. Obviously death is a serious topic, perhaps as serious as anything you could possibly…

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No, the coronavirus isn’t racist

11 April 2020 3:20 am

It was just a matter of time before the coronavirus was leveraged as a tool of race politics. With the…