A sweet fix to tackling obesity in the UK?

Around 25 per cent of UK adults and 16 per cent of UK children aged 2 to 15 are considered to be obese, with the UK having the highest level of obesity in Western Europe, ahead of countries such as France, Germany, Spain and Sweden. A combination of low physical...
Zika is a reproductive rights issue

Zika is a reproductive rights issue

The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is becoming a burgeoning public health issue in 26 countries in the Latin American region, has been making international headlines for weeks. The symptoms of Zika are mild: They include joint pain, fever, rash, and red eyes, and...
Population decline and the great economic reversal

Population decline and the great economic reversal

In recent weeks, we have been focusing on Greece, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. All are still burning issues. But in every case, readers have called my attention to what they see as an underlying and even defining dimension of all these issues — if not right now, then...