Health

The best podcasts about money

13 November 2021 9:00 am

Stories about money are never about money. They are about pain, about family, about atrocity, about luck, about health, about…

Do you really need to see the GP in person?

6 November 2021 9:00 am

Only later, perhaps even a decade later, as the pandemic of 2020-22 shrinks in our rear-view mirror, may we be…

Do we want the nanny state tracking our every step?

25 October 2021 11:00 pm

The best thing that can be said about the government’s latest anti-obesity scheme is that it’s cheap. For now. The…

Why did we decide that Covid was over?

25 October 2021 12:45 pm

Look, I don’t know much epidemiology. Can’t pretend to. So what follows is, necessarily, a personal finger to the wind.…

‘I’m entitled not to listen to Sage’: an interview with Sajid Javid

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Sajid Javid has big plans for the NHS – if Covid lets him

Boris Johnson and the Tory identity crisis

2 October 2021 12:01 pm

The Tory conference in Manchester will be a relatively muted affair. In part, this is because — as I say…

There’s one upside to having Parkinson’s disease

2 October 2021 9:00 am

I am just back from my final salmon fishing trip of the year. I have never had a worse season…

End of the line: it’s time to rethink the queue

25 September 2021 9:00 am

It’s time to rethink the queue

Am I alone in not wanting to download the Covid app?

31 July 2021 9:00 am

As I begin, I’m tortured by the doo-do-doo-do of The Twilight Zone’s theme music. I’ve hurtled back in time. Suddenly…

Sajid Javid: My isolation diary

24 July 2021 9:00 am

You always remember when a prime minister calls you to ask you to take on a new role, and you…

Organic food isn’t better for us – or the environment

24 July 2021 9:00 am

The case against organic food

What did the Romans ever do for us?

17 July 2021 9:00 am

The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is planning to install a statue of John Chilembwe in Trafalgar Square. Mr Chilembwe…

Why are GPs still not seeing patients in person?

12 June 2021 9:00 am

The GP won’t see you now

How does the ‘red wall’ story end?

15 May 2021 9:00 am

At Redwall Abbey Does fiction provide any guide as to the ultimate fate of Labour’s Red Wall? — Redwall Abbey…

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