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.
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
10 May 2013 12:00 AM
Launch of proposals to bring down waiting times marred by scramble for cash
'The stuff of Nobel prizes': Half a million sufferers of back pain 'could be cured with antibiotics'
07 May 2013 03:00 PM
Up to half a million patients with chronic low back pain may be suffering from an infection that can be treated with antibiotics.
05 May 2013 05:44 PM
A 15-year-old US high school student whose uncle died of pancreatic cancer has developed the first test for the disease that could detect tumours before they become too advanced to treat.
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
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- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
- 5 UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C