health

As a mother of two active boys I have a particular interest in family health matters such as breastfeeding, vaccinations and medical intervention.

South China Morning Post: A cancer cure in breast milk?

Two years ago I broke an exclusive international story about a protein in breast milk being able to kill cancer cells with no side effects. Human trials are now being carried out on bladder cancer patients and I reported the latest results for the South China Morning...

Active: A game of jeopardy

I wrote this five page feature for Active magazine on the value of allowing children to assess danger for themselves. It explores the physical, emotional and psychological benefits of risk taking to children's development.  

Kinbox: Why it’s good to let your toddlers take risks

I came across this idea for an article when I attended a workshop on children and risk at my sons' nursery. I thought it was a fascinating area and was relieved that I wasn't the only one that thought a hands off approach was the best way for a child to develop. It...

G2: Exercise through the ages

I wrote this sidebar on exercise through the ages for the Guardian's G2 supplement whilst ironically lying in bed full of cold. It turns out lots of exercise is good for you, at any age. My piece complemented a three page feature by health editor Sarah...

Meet the woman trying to cure cancer through breast milk

This is a piece I wrote for Telegraph Women online after initially being contacted by a PR agency about it. I secured an exclusive interview with Professor Catharina Svanborg and found it to be a fascinating story of dogged determination and scientific discovery. Read...

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