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.
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
28 November 2014 06:27 PM
Amid conflicting reports of a decline in Ebola infection rates, and a danger of complacency setting in, new tactics will be required as the disease advances
25 November 2014 10:24 PM
Speed is vital in treating a violent head injury of the kind suffered by Phil Hughes
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
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train