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.
24 June 2013 11:00 AM
The British tennis star's ability to know when to give up could be a key attribute in his bid for Wimbledon glory
19 June 2013 12:00 AM
Experts say it is time to close the gap between treatment of physical and mental illnesses
14 June 2013 06:57 PM
His going terrifies many South Africans, fearful he is holds the country together
14 June 2013 12:01 AM
Liver disease, the only major illness with an increasing death rate, is claiming a rising number of victims because of discrimination in the NHS against sufferers, a report has found.
12 June 2013 07:52 PM
Specialists warn patients will suffer as Health Secretary suspends rationalisation plan
11 June 2013 06:43 PM
Professor's invitation to give prestigious lecture in London causes outrage among peers
07 June 2013 12:00 AM
We face a future with more cancer but less of it will be fatal. So should we be sad - or happy?
06 June 2013 09:13 PM
The NHS faces further radical change, including the closure of hospitals and services, if it is to continue offering high-quality care, its outgoing chief executive has said.
Taking breast cancer drug tamoxifen for ten years instead of five halves risk of dying from the disease, doctors say
02 June 2013 06:24 PM
The gold standard for treating breast cancer which has held sway for twenty years is expected to change following results showing that death rates can be slashed further by extending drug therapy for longer.
02 June 2013 12:00 AM
A deadly virus alarms scientists, as a new flu strain appears in China
Nigel Farage brands LGBT activists 'filth' and 'scum' and accuses them of scaring away his children after they invade his local pub
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Russia threatens Denmark with nuclear weapons if it tries to join Nato defence shield
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
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- 2 Germanwings captain Patrick Sondenheimer tried to break into locked cockpit door 'with an axe' as plane was descending
- 3 Zayn Malik already working on solo material, just days after quitting One Direction
- 4 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
- 5 #FreeTheNipple: Women in Iceland bare breasts in solidarity with trolled student