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.
12 March 2013 08:25 PM
Jeremy Laurance goes into the Chilean desert to see how the world’s most powerful telescope is beginning its search for extraterrestrial life
07 March 2013 07:48 PM
Is this a victory? Or defeat? It depends which way you look at it. The Leeds campaigners are celebrating – understandably.
07 March 2013 07:47 PM
A hospital that saw a sudden leap in the number of patient deaths attributed to septicaemia had recorded the deaths wrongly, an inquiry has found.
06 March 2013 07:56 PM
Study finds stimulation treatment improves mood and weight gain and in severely affected patients
01 March 2013 06:26 PM
Prescription charges are to rise by 20p from £7.65 to £7.85.
22 February 2013 12:00 AM
Hospital care will suffer if hospitals are forced to stay open at weekends for routine treatment, the leader of Britain's consultants warns today.
20 February 2013 12:00 AM
NICE states that only one embryo should be replaced to reduce the risk of complications
GMC investigates senior Department of Health manager over claims she put targets ahead of patient safety
14 February 2013 04:15 PM
A senior Department of Health manager is under investigation by the General Medical Council over allegations that she ordered a hospital trust to hit its waiting list targets “whatever the demand.”
13 February 2013 04:33 PM
Relative of Manchester patient now in hospital with infection
13 February 2013 10:11 AM
The novel coronavirus responsible for causing severe pneumonia in 11 patients worldwide is distantly related to the SARS virus, and has so far claimed the lives of half of those infected. But experts emphasised yesterday it was not the same.
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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