The Top 10 health Blog ranking was last updated 20/07/2016.
Founded by André Tomlin in May 2011, The Mental Elf is a vital resource for those wanting to keep up-to-date with all of the important reliable mental health research and guidance. With help from a dedicated team who spend hours souring for sources of evidence (journals, databases, websites, high quality research reports) the Mental Elf provides thought-provoking articles on topics such as parent-focused treatment for anorexia in adolescents, social media links to increasing depression and evidence-based guidelines for treating bipolar disorder.
Driven by a desire to make health support easily accessible to everyone, talkhealth blog acts as a bridge between health professionals, charities and fellow patients and their carers’. Founded in 2000 by Deborah Wyatt, talkhealth hosts different bloggers who use the platform to chat about everything from antibiotic resistance and coeliac disease to how EMRs are transforming patient care within the healthcare industry and what the results of the EU Referendum means for our NHS.
Named as the world’s first global blogging site, The Hippocratic Post specialises in medical issues that relate to medical professionals and students. Having established itself as a leader in its field, The Hippocratic Post features blog posts from some of the world’s most prominent medical professionals, including professors from Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge and UCLA.
Jeannette Cripps, author of AutismMumma, uses her blog as a platform to talk about her life as the mother of three children, one of whom has autism. Feeling passionate about raising awareness of what she calls ‘’the invisible disability’’, Jeannette describes the blog as an online diary in which she shares stories of her day-to-day life of mothering an autistic child.
Mostly authored by Sarah Chapman, Evidently Cochrane is an award-winning blog. It contains writings about palliatives and treatments for how to manage fatigue and therapies to help people with chronic pain. The blog is written with a non-medical audience in mind, making the information very accessible.
For those who have a slightly more scientific mind, MicrobiologyBytes offers a more visceral insight into health, taking readers on a biological tour of how our bodies function. The blog is authored by Dr Alan Cann, a consultant and senior lecturer on science education and pedagogical research at University of Leicester who writes about topics such as biotechnology, bacteriophages and microbiology.
Founded in 2003 by Kevin Leitch, LBRB which stands for Left Brain/Right Brain is a blog that focuses on news and science concerning autism. The blog is currently run by Matt Carey, who has used his experience of being a parent to an autistic child to write over 100 scientific publications in high-impact journals.
Special Needs Jungle is an award-winning blog founded in 2008 by Tania Tirraoro who felt inspired to create it to help her deal with the challenges of having a child with a disability. Using her own her experience as a foundation, Tania’s blog is a resource for parents and those who work with children affected by special needs, disabilities or any other mental health condition. As the blog has grown over the years, it now features guest writers on topics ranging from teaching children with autism, speech therapy, government initiatives that help young people with autism, and how#Brexit will affect children and young people with disabilities.
Founded by Ruth Holroyd in 2009 What Allergy? is an award-winning blog that is one of the leaders within its genre. Regularly getting between 80,000 and 100,000+ unique visits a day and with some blog posts receiving hundreds of comments a day What Allergy? has a devoted following. The blog is constantly updated with articles, blogs, opinion pieces, advice and tips for coping with allergies and the challenges that come with it.
Drawing on over ten years’ of professional interest and experience in food hypersensitivity, Alex Gazzola is the author of Food Allergy and Intolerance Ink. Having written about food allergies for various magazines, newspapers, and published four books, Alex is considered an expert within his field. He blogs about the best places to find gluten free food, peanut free snacks, and allergy free baby foods.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these health blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.