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.
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
01 June 2013 12:59 AM
French study finds higher incidence in elderly people who have had operations
30 May 2013 12:19 PM
Data also shows the number of alcohol-related hospital admissions has doubled
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.
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 New route to Mars could make manned mission much cheaper and easier