Family 22nd December 2016

Medtech TV: The Holiday Watch List

Ready to escape the winter cold and curl up with a hot drink in front of the screen? Medtech can be very entertaining. Here are our totally unscientific recommendations for a TV marathon. Pick your mood, and we have the ...

by Laurel Kenner

Family 19th December 2016

‘Any plans for Christmas?’

You’ve asked and answered this question a dozen times this week, sharing good wishes and looking forward to spending time with family and friends. But for millions of forced migrants, there is no plan. Safety is a daily concern, ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 13th December 2016

Are you health literate?

Underestimating risks, misusing medicines and medical devices – and even struggling to find your way around a hospital – can be bad for your health Healthy literacy is our ‘ability to engage with health information and services’. People with low levels of ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 6th September 2016

HIV in babies: diagnosis & denial

Early treatment with the latest anti-retroviral medication can have a profound impact on the lives of new-born babies with HIV. But a combination of social stigma and late diagnosis make prompt intervention a challenge in the Democratic Republic of Congo (...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 20th July 2016

Stolen childhoods: preventing teenage pregnancy

In some parts of Mexico, adolescents routinely find themselves rushed into parenthood To some, they are ‘runaway brides’ eloping in search of adventure and a new life. To others, they are children pressured into motherhood long before they are mature ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 9th June 2016

When blood donation gets personal

Natasha Louise Penney had always been aware of blood donation. But when her 18-month-old son was diagnosed with a rare form of bladder cancer, it took on a whole new meaning. Suddenly, all those “give blood” campaigns, which many of ...

by Karen Finn

Family 10th May 2016

When your immune system turns on you

When Anne Charlet’s teenage daughter complained of extreme fatigue, she thought it was just end-of-school year tiredness or anaemia. But a precautionary blood test that revealed an unusually low platelet count led to a completely unexpected diagnosis several months ...

by Karen Finn

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