Laura Beil is an independent journalist specializing in medicine, health policy and science. In addition to being a contributing correspondent at Science News, her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Reader's Digest, Self, Prevention, Glamour, Newsweek, Men's Health, Ladies Home Journal, Parenting, O and the New York Times. She began freelancing in 2007 after working as medical writer for the Dallas Morning News from 1992 to 2006. From 2006–2007 she was a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation. She lives near Dallas.
Laura Beil's Articles
- NewsThe findings led to an early halt of a small study comparing Niaspan and Zetia, two compounds commonly used along with statins to reduce heart attack risk.
- NewsA portable method to quickly lower body temperature passes safety tests
- NewsA common gene variation in men is linked to marital crises and less bonding in a study of more than 500 long-term couples.
- FeatureConnections between the family of insulin hormones and cancer have been suspected for more than 2 decades, and today, drug companies are testing anticancer drugs based on the actions of an insulin cousin.
- FeatureAlthough the chances of success are far from certain, many desperate horse owners are gambling on stem cell therapy for their injured equine friends.