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.
25 March 2013 12:00 AM
Heartburn also linked to condition which is killing more British males every year
13 March 2013 06:35 PM
Science fiction became science reality today when a giant telescope imagined in a novel by one of Britain's greatest astronomers 40 years ago was officially unveiled high in the Andes mountains of Chile.
12 March 2013 08:25 PM
Jeremy Laurance goes into the Chilean desert to see how the world’s most powerful telescope is beginning its search for extraterrestrial life
07 March 2013 07:48 PM
Is this a victory? Or defeat? It depends which way you look at it. The Leeds campaigners are celebrating – understandably.
07 March 2013 07:47 PM
A hospital that saw a sudden leap in the number of patient deaths attributed to septicaemia had recorded the deaths wrongly, an inquiry has found.
06 March 2013 07:56 PM
Study finds stimulation treatment improves mood and weight gain and in severely affected patients
01 March 2013 06:26 PM
Prescription charges are to rise by 20p from £7.65 to £7.85.
22 February 2013 12:00 AM
Hospital care will suffer if hospitals are forced to stay open at weekends for routine treatment, the leader of Britain's consultants warns today.
20 February 2013 12:00 AM
NICE states that only one embryo should be replaced to reduce the risk of complications
GMC investigates senior Department of Health manager over claims she put targets ahead of patient safety
14 February 2013 04:15 PM
A senior Department of Health manager is under investigation by the General Medical Council over allegations that she ordered a hospital trust to hit its waiting list targets “whatever the demand.”
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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- 5 Westboro Baptist Church couldn't picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they didn't know where it was