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.
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.”
13 February 2013 04:33 PM
Relative of Manchester patient now in hospital with infection
13 February 2013 10:11 AM
The novel coronavirus responsible for causing severe pneumonia in 11 patients worldwide is distantly related to the SARS virus, and has so far claimed the lives of half of those infected. But experts emphasised yesterday it was not the same.
13 February 2013 12:00 AM
Test kits are swabbed with sputum or urine to show patients' suitability for certain drugs
12 February 2013 12:00 AM
The survival of more extremely premature babies is a triumph of modern medicine. But for parents it can mean a long struggle for life and health – and some agonising decisions
08 February 2013 06:12 PM
Almost 70 per cent of cases were in children under 18
06 February 2013 08:59 PM
It’s tempting to look for scapegoats. But it’s the wider culture that needs addressing
05 February 2013 06:41 PM
Pharmaceutical giant shocks medical world by opting to reveal findings of all tests on patients
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
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
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