Chronic Conditions 14th November 2016

Supporting patients in the digital era

Nothing beats face-to-face contact with people who can support you with your disease or illness. But online patient communities can come close, says Kyle Jacques Rose. As someone who has spent the past 20 years supporting other people with diabetes, Kyle ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 1st August 2016

The future of fitness? It’s already here

Wearable technologies are packed with sensors that monitor your well-being, correct your posture and offer health tips in real time It’s summer time. The evenings are long, the weather is (mostly) good and you are counting down to vacation. ...

by Gary Finnegan

Cancer 24th May 2016

Electronic records can help to beat cancer

Europe must make it easier to connect the dots between cancer patients’ health records. Information is power. But unless health information is recorded and shared, it is impossible for doctors to make informed decisions about patient care. There is a ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 2nd February 2016

When even the simple pleasure of eating becomes a problem

When Remy Bonnasse’s 7-year-old daughter Victoria was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes two years ago, the family suddenly faced a daunting task. The very next morning, Victoria – a carefree, imaginative daydreamer -- had to start calculating and recording her carbohydrate ...

by Laurel Kenner

Getting Checked 22nd April 2015

A parents’ dilemma

New gadgets allow you to check your kids’ vital signs without rushing to hospital Have you ever been awoken in the middle of the night by your child's cry? I know I have. They wake because they are hungry. Or ...

by Gary Finnegan

In Your Head 8th January 2015

Depressed? Your smartphone knows

Smartphones have for long been so much more than smartphones. They can give us an eye exam, tell if we have an ear infection, help in managing diabetes. Diagnostics is one of the area leading the way, using phones as ...

by Andrea Toth