Dr Muiris Houston is an award-winning medical journalist and health analyst with The Irish Times. A practising GP and occupational physician, he especially values the stories patients tell about illness. He contributes to national radio and TV. He lectures at NUIGalway and the University of Limerick and is himself studying for a Master's degree in Medical Humanities at the University of Sydney, Australia. The commute is a killer! (joke). Aviation geek and fishing nut in his spare time.