Natalie Healey

Natalie Healey

Head of Editorial

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

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

What does your snot say about your health?
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What does your snot say about your health? Feature

No one enjoys having a runny nose or the mountain of discarded tissues that result from the common cold. But could your snot tell you clues about your health? We ask a …

Does the menopause cause hair loss?
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Does the menopause cause hair loss? Feature

We all know the most common symptoms associated with the menopause such as hot flushes, but not everyone realises it can affect hair too. For many women, hair is …

How Crohn's disease can affect your sex life
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How Crohn's disease can affect your sex life Feature

Sex is a very important part of life for many of us. But those with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can find the condition makes getting intimate a little more …

Are cleaning products bad for your health?
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Are cleaning products bad for your health? Feature

We all know about the dangers of outdoor pollution, but did you know you could be exposed to harmful chemicals inside your own home? We speak to the experts about the …

What it's like to be a breast surgeon with breast cancer
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What it's like to be a breast surgeon with breast cancer Feature

As a consultant breast surgeon, Dr Liz O'Riordan was used to performing operations, reassuring frightened women and breaking bad news. What she wasn't so familiar with …