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.
If you’re going to get sick, make sure it’s on a Monday: Research reveals death rates are higher for operations performed on Thursdays and Fridays
29 May 2013 12:00 AM
Death rates are 44 per cent higher following operations on a Friday than at the beginning of the week
26 May 2013 12:00 AM
Woman's kidney transplant is cancelled as minister refuses to fund anti-rejection Soliris
23 May 2013 06:59 PM
GPs’ leaders have clashed with the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, in their increasingly acrimonious row over who is responsible for the crisis in Accident & Emergency departments.
23 May 2013 12:00 AM
‘Vacuum cleaner’ for windpipe created by experts in Michigan hailed as a medical breakthrough
23 May 2013 12:00 AM
Survey by the Kings Fund will alarm ministers coming after the Francis inquiry into the scandal at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Trust was published last February
22 May 2013 12:00 AM
Most pregnant women are deficient in iodine, a mineral vital for cognitive development
19 May 2013 09:27 PM
Patients put at risk by lack of out-of-hours GPs, watchdog survey finds
15 May 2013 02:24 PM
We may be about to reap the consequences of neglecting care in the community
15 May 2013 10:55 AM
The developing science of DNA profiling helped the actress decide to have a double mastectomy
15 May 2013 05:00 AM
Regular users of the drug found to have lower levels of insulin after fasting, research shows
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
Poor 'live like animals' says Boris's privately educated sister after going on 'poverty safari'
White people become less racist just by moving to more diverse areas, study finds
Exclusive: Impact of immigrants on British workers ‘negligible’
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