World Health Organisation

The UN’s warning to Syrian smokers is beyond parody

14 June 2016 17:01

You really can’t make this stuff up. With hundreds of thousands of people dead and millions fleeing for their lives,…

Ten years on, the public health puritans who predicted 24-hour drinking look like idiots

20 May 2015 12:29

One of the many old temperance beliefs that linger on in the field of ‘public health’ is known as availability…

I don’t trust these latest obesity predictions from the nanny state

6 May 2015 22:05

Seventy-four per cent of men and 64 per cent of women in Britain will be overweight or obese by 2030, or…

How a weird medieval recipe is fighting superbugs

7 April 2015 20:52

Medieval medicine doesn’t have a great reputation, it’s fair to say. But one of its recipes may help us tackle…