Jo Hartley

Jo Hartley


Jo is Editor-in-Chief of Medical Observer and its sister publications. She is a champion of stories that reflect the human-side of medicine.


Published Articles

Many doctors make light work when it comes to diagnoses

Study shows crowdsourcing clinical cases increases diagnostic accuracy.
04 March 2019

Does telling patients they'll feel better work?

Small US study shows a few words of reassurance helps relieve patients' symptoms.
23 January 2019

Rotting teeth aren't a good look, health campaign tells teens

Big beverage brands are bombarding young people with 'sweet deals', say Rethink Sugary Drink.
23 January 2019

Aussie doctor's advice to Billy Connolly led to Parkinson's diagnosis

The world-famous Scottish comedian was diagnosed with the disease in 2013.
09 January 2019

Licence to swill: Bond's love of martinis may prove fatal

007 needs medical help for his chronic alcohol problem, researchers warn.
10 December 2018

Doctors’ claim of 'profit over patients' prompts health dept action

Junior doctors at Sydney's new public–private hospital say they are managing 60 patients each.
21 November 2018

Coeliac disease vaccine trial underway

Proof-of-concept trial will determine if the therapy can prevent the need for gluten-free diet.
31 October 2018

What GPs need to know about 'Drama Queen Syndrome'

Female patients say they aren't seeing their doctor for fear of being labelled a hypochondriac
26 September 2018

Is it time to say goodbye to Dry July?

Steady, moderate drinking better than all or nothing, UK study suggests
22 August 2018

Rock, rap or reggae? What's Top of the Pops during surgery?

Dance, reggae and hip-hop are out, while smooth tunes and classical are in
17 August 2018