Writing Awards – Shortlist Announced

Guild of Health Writers’

HEALTH WRITING AWARDS 2018 – WINNERS & RUNNERS UP

Presented on 21 November 2018, at the Royal Society of Medicine
Ceremony hosted by Liz Earle MBE

MENTAL HEALTH, Sponsored by Kalms Lavender

WINNER – Kat Arney
Psychedelic healing: could magic mushrooms help reboot the brain? BBC Science Focus

RUNNER UP – Melissa Hogenboom
Locked up and vulnerable: when prison makes things worse. BBC Future

CHILDREN’S HEALTH, Sponsored by Puressentiel

WINNER – Caroline Scott
How Felix White, who died aged 6 from neuroblastoma, is helping other children with his disease to live longer. Daily Mail Good Health/Mail Online

RUNNER UP – Natasha Eve Wynarczyk
When Your Child Has a Rare Medical Condition Doctors Can’t Diagnose. broadly.vice.com

WOMEN’S HEALTH, Sponsored by Pukka Herbs

WINNER – Roisín Dervish-O’Kane
Has vaginal mesh surgery become the biggest health scandal to hit British women? Women’s Health Magazine

RUNNERS UP:
Jane Feinmann
Why do so many doctors fail to take women suffering pain as seriously as men? Daily Mail & Mail Online

Joanna Moorhead
Cancer I could deal with.  Losing my breast I could not. The Observer

MEN’S HEALTH, Sponsored by FutureYou

WINNER – Jessica Hamzelou
Give dads a chance: the surprising new science of fatherhood. New Scientist

RUNNER UP – Moya Sarner
Inconceivable truth: we’re heading for a male fertility crisis and we’re not prepared. New Scientist

AGEING, Sponsored by Diomed Direct

WINNER – Sally Adee
Exclusive: Inside the clinic offering young blood to cure ageing In California – is it safe, and will it work? New Scientist

RUNNER UP – Suzi Godson
Midlife sex – yes, yes, yes you must do it! The Times Weekend Section

LIFESTYLE, Sponsored by Waitrose

WINNER – Jane Feinmann
Low calorie and low carb diets for weight loss in primary care. BMJ

RUNNER UP – Michael Le Page
A new kind of superfood. New Scientist

SPECIALIST HEALTH, Sponsored by Medtronic Ltd

WINNER – Natasha Loder
Closing in on cancer: New therapies, new priorities. The Economist

RUNNER UP – Jessica Hamzelou
DNA tests put your genes on sale. New Scientist

YOUNG JOURNALIST – 25 AND UNDER, Sponsored by Bimuno

WINNER – Layla Haidrani
The disruptive effects of breast cancer treatment. Cancer Nursing Practice journal

RUNNER UP – Stephen Matthews
Father of cancer-stricken girl, 4, who broke the internet’s heart. Mail Online

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