Jeremy Laurance is a writer on health issues. He is former health editor of The Independent and the i and has covered the specialism for more than 20 years. He thinks the harm medicine does is under-appreciated, the harm it prevents over-rated, and that cycling works better than most drugs. He was named Specialist Journalist of the Year in the 2011 British Press Awards.
20 January 2015 08:02 PM
Jeremy Laurance explains that the one thing we love as much as drinking is studies that say it's good for us
15 December 2014 10:45 AM
At first sight, this region looks much like our own but, after forays into the mountains and out to the coast, Jeremy Laurance is charmed by its unique beauty
Two women have given birth using wombs transplanted from their mothers - but are the risks involved too great?
03 December 2014 09:00 PM
28 November 2014 06:27 PM
Amid conflicting reports of a decline in Ebola infection rates, and a danger of complacency setting in, new tactics will be required as the disease advances
25 November 2014 10:24 PM
Speed is vital in treating a violent head injury of the kind suffered by Phil Hughes
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
19 November 2014 07:33 PM
Jeremy Laurance pays tribute to the ethos of heroism that keeps it going
08 October 2014 06:59 PM
The country’s most cherished public institution has improved consistently and is still better than healthcare in other nations
06 October 2014 07:25 PM
Anorexia has been blamed on skinny models and pushy parents – but more than half of the risk is inherited, studies show. Now the hunt is on to find which genes are behind it.
24 August 2014 04:56 PM
We need to look beyond the stigma that attaches to those who have been infected
Ebola outbreak: We know the disease is killing people, but is the panicked response killing people too?
01 August 2014 05:53 PM
Hospitals and health services close as panic about the disease is putting immense pressure on the resources and services that remain, while NGOs and commercial firms have pulled employees out of the region.
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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