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.
25 April 2013 12:00 AM
One million children who missed out on the MMR vaccine around a decade ago are to be targeted in a national campaign to raise the level of protection against measles.
24 April 2013 12:00 AM
Most people who undergo cosmetic procedures have no more protection than someone buying a toothbrush, according to an independent review which has proposed a range of new curbs on the industry.
‘Balderdash’ – expert’s damning verdict on the latest claims of discredited MMR scaremonger Andrew Wakefield
13 April 2013 12:00 AM
The discredited doctor who triggered the MMR scare 15 years ago has pinned the blame for the outbreak of measles in south Wales on the Government.
12 April 2013 08:15 PM
Number of organ donors increases by 50% but relatives should not have the last word, says head of Government taskforce
11 April 2013 09:00 AM
125 families over-ruled the wishes of their relatives last year and refused to allow donation
11 April 2013 12:00 AM
Poor diet and lack of exercise blamed for increase in obesity, blood pressure and diabetes
11 April 2013 12:00 AM
It goes without saying that we should respect the wishes of the dead. In life, we make Wills to set out what we want to do with our belongings after death – and our body is our most intimate belonging.
10 April 2013 12:00 AM
A country whose citizens collectively succeeded in losing weight and increasing their level of physical activity saw their health improve and death rates plunge.
08 April 2013 04:17 PM
About 150,000 people suffer a stroke every year. A third make a good recovery within a month. Most however, have long term difficulties with speech or movement and the worst affected die.
Future of child heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary still in the balance, despite resumption reports
05 April 2013 05:12 PM
Confused statement is followed by news of an expert review of the data this weekend
Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Katie Hopkins reported to the police for race hatred by Labour MP Simon Danczuk after tweet about Pakistani men
- 1 Rape threats, death threats and a police investigation after video poking fun at an Islamic Party in Malaysia goes viral
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 6-year-old writes ice cold Valentine's card to his stepmother
- 5 Syrian child photographed 'surrendering to camera because she thought it was a gun'