John Raffles

Boston bomber sentenced to death. But can they find the right drugs to kill him?

15 May 2015 22:41

The Boston bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was today sentenced to death by lethal injection. The jury reached the decision in the city…

Liver disease – another nail in the coffin of the Atkins Diet?

5 May 2015 12:56

We had a health panic in the media at the weekend. ‘Killer disease on rise due to overeating,’ said the Sunday…

Being a bit fat can be healthy. But the medical profession doesn’t want us to know

7 April 2015 12:02

A GP called Malcolm Kendrick has written a book about politically correct manipulation of medical data – and has cropped up…

Another scare story about e-cigarettes. What we should be worrying about is sugar

31 March 2015 17:19

‘E-Cigs Time Bomb’, shrieks the front page of today’s Daily Mirror. Vaping gets kids hooked on nicotine, experts fear. Experts do…

Dementia is ‘an opportunity’, according to Michael Gove. What a brave thing to say

13 March 2015 7:00

Michael Gove said something startling about dementia in a speech last night launching an initiative called ‘The Good Right’ at…

This idiotic NHS ‘calculator’ can’t predict heart attacks. But it might well give you one

9 March 2015 17:13

I can understand why the Tories have ring-fenced the NHS, but if they do want to indulge in a little trimming I…