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.
16 July 2015 09:30 PM
Bodyworlds museum: Dr Gunther von Hagens has battled legal threats, Parkinson's disease, and the threat of bankruptcy
01 July 2015 07:45 PM
Britain has the second worst record in Western Europe on infant mortality, but the solution could be in a simple checklist
11 June 2015 06:59 PM
All staff need to do is follow 29 tasks that must be carried out for every birth
29 May 2015 12:00 PM
A ride through the Jura means fine food, great views and no crowds
28 May 2015 05:00 PM
What is needed is some internalised restraint, a fashion for fortitude, a campaign to make coping cool and stoicism sexy
20 May 2015 12:00 AM
While medical advances have profoundly altered the course of human life, when it comes to the end there is much less certainty about how to manage it
Why patients must rely less on doctors: Improving our own health is the 'blockbuster drug of the century'
05 May 2015 06:26 PM
Unless people become more involved in their own care, says Jeremy Laurance, health services such as the NHS will collapse beneath the expectations of growing and ageing populations
Lancet medical journal under attack for 'extremist hate propaganda' over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
24 April 2015 12:01 AM
Exclusive: Hundreds of doctors and academics express outrage at Lancet over coverage of Gaza conflict
06 April 2015 04:47 PM
If people do not feel it on their waistlines, they will do in their pockets
09 March 2015 07:42 PM
Yvette Cooper: Our choice is years of Tory rule under Jeremy Corbyn – or a return to a Labour government
Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn says 'we can learn a great deal from Karl Marx'
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Public anger after French sunbather beaten up by gang for wearing a bikini in Reims park
Labour leadership: New poll shows party is now even 'less electable' than under Ed Miliband
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
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