Karen Finn

Karen spent the past 20+ years providing editorial services for leading B2B publications, large corporations, small businesses, individuals and students around the world. Her portfolio includes articles and business communications on pharmaceuticals, medical technology, healthcare policy, regulatory and legal systems, international trade and intellectual property. Her articles have been published in Scrip Regulatory Affairs, Clinica Medtech Intelligence, MedNous, SecuringPharma and International Trade Today, among others.

Getting Checked 29th January 2019

When eating gluten-free isn’t a choice

Champion miniature golfer Richard Gottfried spent years feeling ill before he discovered that he had coeliac disease and gradually regained his health. Believing he had a common digestive disorder called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Richard took IBS medication to ease ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 24th January 2019

Cervical screening saved my life

At age 29 and with no symptoms, cervical cancer was the last thing on Laura Flaherty’s mind, but she knew she was due for her regular screening. “I’d been given the ‘all clear’ after my last smear test three ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 18th December 2018

The dizzying impact of an inner ear disorder

When Jennifer Rout had an attack of vertigo on holiday, it turned her world upside down – both literally and figuratively. Nearly six years later, life is pretty much normal again, but it’s been a long journey. “In January 2013, whilst ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 22nd May 2018

From hospital bed to top of the world

When Peter Robinson was diagnosed with a faulty heart valve, he was told he had little chance of survival. Normally a very active 60-year-old, Peter knew something was wrong when he could barely walk a few steps without stopping to ...

by Karen Finn

Family 25th April 2018

Getting to grips with eczema

I’d never seen it this bad. Jessie was covered in rash and scratching nonstop. My 12-year-old daughter was having her worst ever flare-up of eczema (or atopic dermatitis), an inherited skin condition that disrupts the skin’s barrier and ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 23rd March 2018

Fighting for a TB-free world

Ten years ago, Londoner Steve Bradley was shocked to find out that he was infected with tuberculosis (TB) following a lengthy period of testing and misdiagnosis. “Nobody even thought it could be TB,” the former TV project engineer tells This ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 2nd November 2017

Making music with medtech

“It was mostly a beautiful and powerful experience growing up with a prosthetic hand,” says Keith Xander, the lead singer and guitarist of Xander and the Peace Pirates. “It was a feeling of being different, but others would seem to ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 26th October 2017

Hearing the colours again

“Hearing with only one ear is like living in a black and white world without knowing that somewhere else colours exist,” explains Johanna Pätzold. When the singer became deaf in her right ear as a result of meningitis at ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 19th October 2017

Dancing with medtech

When Mel Reis lost part of her leg, the Brazilian ballerina saw it as a perfect opportunity to get back ‘en pointe’. Ever since her left leg was crushed in a road accident as a teenager, Mel had continued to ...

by Karen Finn

Cardio 28th September 2017

Powering your heart

Many think that heart problems are exclusively an affliction of older people, but cardiovascular disease can affect younger adults and children, too. Fortunately, medical technology can help heart patients live full lives.   Although it’s true that aging as well ...

by Karen Finn