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

Click here to view the presentations…

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.

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

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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