Tag Archives: NHS Choices

The art of doing less

I spoke to a¬†wise¬†oncologist this week, who told me that the future of cancer treatment was about quality of life, rather than quantity of life, after treatment. She said the aim now was to minimise treatment, balancing effectiveness with doing as little damage as possible to the body and its long-term future health. This was […]

Hot stuff: chilli, curry and long lives

I love writing for the Behind the Headlines service at NHS Choices, because they ask you to do a good job. While mainstream health reporting is so often about finding a catchy angle, or a good headline, BtH is all about looking hard at the evidence and making an assessment of how useful a new […]

Sugar, diets and healthy living

It’s pretty clear that diet has an impact on health. Exactly how much impact, and which bits of diet, is less clear. I analysed two studies this week for the excellent NHS Choices’ Behind the Headlines feature, which takes apart health studies in the news to see whether they stand up to the hype. The […]