Natalie Healey

Natalie Healey

Freelance journalist

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

She is a London-based health journalist who has been writing about science and medicine for several years. She is the former head of editorial at Patient. 

She was previously digital editor at Hearst. Her work has appeared in numerous publications such as Good Housekeeping, NetDoctor, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Refinery29.

Natalie has also edited many B2B publications including Medical Device Developments and World Pharmaceutical Frontiers. 

She has a BSc in Biomedical Science from Cardiff University. 

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Recent articles

Decongestant treatments - what are the options and what works best?
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Decongestant treatments - what are the options and what works best? Professional Reference

Stuffy and runny noses are frustrating hallmarks of the common cold. Nasal sprays that tackle both symptoms simultaneously can provide relief and help people get back …

Which medications can affect your contraception?
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Which medications can affect your contraception? Feature

Some medicines, such as epilepsy and HIV treatments, are known to stop hormonal birth control working as effectively as it's supposed to. But there is some debate about …

Why are some viruses seasonal?
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Why are some viruses seasonal? Feature

Cold and flu viruses are associated with autumn and winter. But the explanation for why respiratory viruses peak in the colder months is far from clear. Winter is …

What not to say to someone with dementia
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What not to say to someone with dementia Feature

Living with dementia is really challenging, but it can be particularly hard when people unintentionally say the wrong thing. Here's what to avoid when talking to …

How to support loved ones in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic
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How to support loved ones in hospital during the coronavirus pandemic Feature

To help stop the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the majority of hospitals have stopped or severely restricted visits. We explain how you can still help …

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