19 August 2003

A viral hurricane?

West Nile Virus is unlikely to make it up the Thames.

14 August 2003

Sun spots

Sunburn might hurt, but it's unlikely to kill you.

Making kids 'special'

'Special needs' is not a medical reality, but an administrative device that harms children, argues a professor of childhood studies.

31 July 2003

Jabs through the backdoor

Parents should be won around to MMR by medical argument, not legal injunction.

31 July 2003

Keep the courts out of family life

Regardless of the merits of the MMR jab, the ruling that two children must receive it against their mothers' wishes represents a worrying expansion of the law.

29 July 2003

Why sunburn is not a burning issue

spiked editor Mick Hume shines some light on the seasonal skin cancer scare, in The Times (London).

9 July 2003

Health chiefs use kids as sticks to beat us

spiked editor Mick Hume in The Times (London), on the UK government's war on fatty food and fags.

3 June 2003

Pathologising childbirth

Treating labour as a trauma does not help new mothers.

21 May 2003

Treating soldiers as victims

Former British troops claiming to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder have lost their battle for compensation. But how did the case get to court in the first place?

13 February 2001

Catching chlamydia

We should treat chlamydia as a fact of modern life.