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
- NewsA long anticipated trial of the drug Celebrex finds it poses no more risk to the heart than do similar painkillers, but critics cite flaws in the study.
- NewsMoms who eat too little during pregnancy could have babies with heart risks.
- The Science LifeResearchers took a 3-D printed kidney containing tiny stones and urine for a spin on a roller coaster and found their patients’ stories of kidney stones passing on the ride to have merit.
- NewsSugar industry has long, sweet history of influencing science.
- NewsRecommendations for President Barack Obama’s Cancer Moonshot include improved data sharing, focus on immunotherapy and commitment to patient engagement.
- FeatureUndiscovered bacteria challenge what scientists know about microbial life.
- NewsCamping? Don’t forget the bug spray. Lyme disease covers new ground.
- NewsAfter discovering resistant microbes in pets, scientists worry about the role of companion animals in the spread of resistant urinary infections.
- News in BriefOutbreak of Elizabethkingia continues to grow as disease investigators struggle to find source.
- News in BriefRubbing hands for 30 seconds is the most effective way to use hand sanitizer, a study of health care workers finds.