Emma Wilkinson is a freelance journalist specialising in biosciences, medicine and health policy. She started out at The Lancet, before moving to Pulse to work as a clinical reporter where she won several awards. Other staff positions include four years as a health reporter at BBC News online. She has also worked for Nursing Times, the European Heart Journal, Chemist and Druggist, OTC, and Pregnancy and Birth magazine among others. Emma now splits her time between writing, editing and teaching at both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield where she helped develop the MSc in Science Communication.
Research suggests that the US medicines agency has approved indications for many drugs in response to data from less rigorous trials, despite the randomised controlled trial being the ‘gold standard for approval’.
A long-acting injectable antiretroviral therapy may be just as effective as a daily oral dose in treating HIV, a trial has shown.
A new study suggests that the use of statins is associated with a higher risk of developing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.