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.
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
09 February 2015 03:36 PM
His revelation raises important questions about the treatment of prostate cancer
04 February 2015 07:27 PM
The DPP has some explaining to do
02 February 2015 06:29 PM
Volunteers are urged to try experimental new treatment - but public concern is running high
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
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
General Election 2015: Sturgeon claims Scots 'appalled' by Ed Miliband's refusal to work with SNP
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