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.
30 June 2013 12:00 AM
An ambitious plan to roll out HIV treatment to millions more patients around the globe has divided scientists who question whether it is focused on benefiting individuals or halting the spread of the disease.
Exclusive - 'I've been hung out to dry': CQC chief Cynthia Bower hits back at accusations of a cover-up after deaths of mothers and babies at Morecambe Bay NHS hopsitals
25 June 2013 12:10 AM
The former head of the Care Quality Commission accused of conspiring to suppress a report into a flawed inspection of an NHS Trust has categorically denied being involved in a cover up.
24 June 2013 07:32 PM
Ex-deputy chief executive of Care Quality Commission (CQC), Jill Finney, denies any cover-up and says that there has been a 'serious misunderstanding' about the report. Watch her speaking on the video below:
Exclusive interview - 'I've been hung out to dry, with no chance to air my side of the story': Cynthia Bower has her say against the accusation she led cover-up after NHS baby deaths
24 June 2013 06:52 PM
Cynthia Bower was angry when she called last Saturday afternoon. I was walking the Norfolk coastal path against a stiff breeze and had to crouch in the lee of a dyke to hear what she was saying. But her bitterness and distress were unmistakeable.
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
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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