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.
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.
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: First sniffles of a catastrophe that would claim millions of lives
26 June 2014 06:58 PM
As the conflict entered its final few months, a new horror was unleashed on humanity: a deadly pandemic that would ultimately kill more people than the war itself
20 June 2014 06:40 PM
A consultant surgeon who was appointed an MBE in last week’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for “services to patient safety” is a serial fraudster who has harmed patients and was struck off the medical register in 2002 for gross professional misconduct.
15 June 2014 12:00 AM
It is Norman Fowler’s distinction that he was the longest serving Health Secretary since the Second World War, having held the post for six years from 1981 to 1987. This was when Aids emerged as a global threat and developed into the worst pandemic of modern times.
03 June 2014 09:15 PM
The nation's feet have grown by two shoe sizes in just four decades. In fact, we're bigger and taller all over, reports Jeremy Laurance – and that may not be a good thing
17 May 2014 12:00 AM
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
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- 4 Lana Del Rey rape video: Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked footage
- 5 Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabaab militants kill 28 non-Muslims who failed to recite Koran