Coming soon: Spectator Health

A new magazine from The Spectator, arriving May 2014

Introduction from the editor


We are delighted to announce the arrival of Spectator Health, a health magazine for people who might never normally consider reading a health magazine. Spectator Health is for people who want to know what they can get away with, rather than what they should be doing in order to stay fit and healthy. While as a nation we might be living longer, we want to help you live better, too. But it’s not always easy to know what you should and shouldn’t be doing. We are bombarded by doctors and scientists giving us contradictory or conflicting advice — eat this, don’t do that — so it’s difficult to know what to believe and what to ignore. We aim to cut through the confusion and give you clear, sensible and reliable information from writers and experts that you can trust.

We want it to be entertaining and informative, at times contrary, but above all useful. Inside you’ll find a mixture of news, features and regular columns on a wide range of health-related topics. In our first issue, Tom Chivers debunks some of those common medical myths, while Theodore Dalrymple gives us his unique take on pressing health issues. Psychotherapist Christine Webber and sexual medicine expert Dr David Delvin cover relationship issues while leading nutritionist Ian Marber tells us what to eat. Maureen Lipman also gives her quirky and light-hearted thoughts on health as a layperson and full-time hypochondriac. We also have features on where in the world to get the most common elective procedures done, HRT and foods that have been proven to help prevent diabetes. I hope you enjoy the first issue and do let us know if there are any topics you’d like to see covered in future.

Max Pemberton Editor, Spectator Health

ALSO FEATURING: Dr James Le Fanu on statins, Dr Nick Deakin on diabetes, Maurice Saatchi on cancer. Jeremy Clarke on gyms, Max Pemberton on Hormone Replacement Therapy, Patrick Strudwick on hair loss, Sarah McMahon on hip and knee surgery, Ellie Canon on shingles and much much more …

If you would like to advertise in Spectator Health or find out more, please contact:

Jemma Rossiter
020 7961 0217

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