Read the journal’s professional features, analysis, clinical updates and practice-related articles.

Loneliness: all by myself

Loneliness doesn’t simply hit at Christmas, or solely afflict a certain age group. In fact it’s been called an epidemic that affects all ages, all year round, reports journalist Phil Harris.

Peanuts

Peanut allergies cracked?

Researchers in Australia have made a discovery that raises hopes for the treatment of peanut allergy – a potentially lethal threat to many. We delve deeper with lead researcher, Professor Mimi Tang.

Sanitary towel

Period poverty: tackling the taboo

Being unable to afford the basic necessity of sanitary protection is a reality for many women and girls in the UK. There’s also a compounding stigma around menstruation. Journalist Juliette Astrup investigates.

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The big health divide

There are still clear gaps in life expectancy and health depending on where you live, reports journalist Anna Scott. What’s going on?

Digestive tract

Time to digest

Digestive disorders are more of an issue than we like to admit, and can also be confusing. So how can you help families tell IBD from IBS, and when’s the right time to see a GP? Journalist John Windell reports.

Ivan Roberston

Personal resilience

Professor Ivan Robertson explains the importance of resilience for health, work and sustaining performance under pressure.

Health app on mobile screen

Healthy living made easy

Your at-a-glance guide to helping everyone have a healthier 2018 and beyond.

Woman hitting child

The end of smacking?

As a campaign to help parents who don’t want to smack gets underway in Wales, and Scotland moves closer to making it illegal for parents to hit a child, journalist Juliette Astrup looks at changing attitudes to ‘physical discipline’ for children.

Set the record straight

Clear and accurate record-keeping is vital to support the effective delivery of care and defend against litigation, writes journalist Anna Scott. Is it being given the priority it deserves ?

Growing pains

Hannah Warwick looks at supporting disabled young people through the transition from children’s to
adult services.

Road safety: treading carefully

With more cars on the road, and at higher speeds, there is an increase in fatal accidents. Journalist Caroline Roberts explores how we can keep each other safe.

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