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Alcohol advice for pregnant women | Letters

16/10/2019 Letters 0

Leigh Lewis and Elaine Hindal of Drinkaware and Hubert Sacy of Éduc’alcool respond to a report on research that criticised the advice their organisations giveYour article (Pregnant women encouraged to drink by alcohol industry, researchers claim, 14 Oc…

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Bus food ban and the battle against obesity | Letters

15/10/2019 Letters 0

The recommendation to ban eating on public transport is just one small step, says Richard Carter, a better approach may be to introduce levies on the takeaway boxes, says Rachel Hadden, and Brian Josephson points out that the ban is not on all public t…

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Let’s hear it for subtitles in theatres | Letter

15/10/2019 Letters 0

Many theatres benefit from captioned performances so that everything on stage is made clear through subtitles, says Richard LeeThank you for challenging the myth that privately purchased hearing aids are inherently better than those provided by the NHS…

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Esther Hindley obituary

14/10/2019 Peter Hindley 0

My aunt Esther Hindley, who has died aged 95, was a nurse who worked before and after the inception of the NHS, of which she was a passionate advocate. She spent the whole of her career at the London hospital (now the Royal London), in the East End of …

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Five ways to fight the winter blues

13/10/2019 Phil Daoust 0

It is common to feel your spirits fall as the nights draw in. Even if this turns into full-blown seasonal affective disorder, there are steps you can take to improve your moodOne in five Americans feel some kind of winter blues, according to the psychi…