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.
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
30 January 2013 05:12 PM
999 emergency departments would provide a full range of services, while 111 could be used for second rank emergency departments
30 January 2013 12:01 AM
Mental hospitals are effectively becoming prisons for people suffering from schizophrenia and other severe disorders, the head of an NHS watchdog has warned.
29 January 2013 11:00 PM
Tottenham have used the method to speed up the return of Jermain Defoe
29 January 2013 04:29 PM
Scientists who studied the timing of meals have discovered that people who ate late in the day lost less weight than those who ate earlier
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines