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Social prescribing’s new chapter | Letters

06/11/2018 Letters 0

Giving away books on the NHS can help patients with mental illnesses, says Edward Rosen, and walking in groups also has big health benefits, according to Phoebe Harris. Martin Smith is impressed by his GP practiceArifa Akbar (Books on the NHS? A lovely…

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Does being a doctor make me a better parent?

04/11/2018 Chris van Tulleken 0

It’s bizarre to think that doctors make good parents – in fact, the opposite may well be trueI was standing in the check-in queue, sunburned, exhausted and very late for a seven-hour flight from Toronto to London. My wife had, sensibly, returned from t…

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The big fat debate on cholesterol and statins | Letters

02/11/2018 Letters 0

Sue Morgan, Maurice Buchalter and Avril Danczak respond to a recent Guardian article on ‘cholesterol-deniers’Those who advocate a low-fat diet to reduce cholesterol (Heart breakers, G2, 30 October) have had 50 years to test their hypotheses and the res…