Pure Tech 26th January 2017

IVF and beyond: the world of mind-blowing baby tech

These days, there’s cutting edge technology for pretty much every aspect of baby planning, making and care. From wellness apps for expectant moms, to mini-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines that can scan babies’ brains, to new in vitro fertilisation (...

by Karen Finn

Family 2nd January 2017

10 ways to boost health literacy

These simple tricks can improve patients’ ability to understand health information Roughly one in two people in Europe have health literacy problems, according to a study of eight European countries. As outlined in an earlier post, this is an important ...

by Gary Finnegan

Pure Tech 29th November 2016

The future of healthtech: are we there yet?

Treatment enhanced by artificial intelligence, robot-assisted surgery, ingestible diagnosis kits: a new healthcare revolution is knocking at the door. But are we ready for it? A couple of weeks ago the global tech scene, startups and geeks from all walks ...

by Gael Bassetto

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

In Your Head 7th October 2016

Looking after your mental health

Wearing devices that monitor physical changes in our bodies has become the new norm. But what if this so-called ‘wearable technology’ could track our mental health, too? The idea isn’t as far-fetched as it may sound. Soon we’ll ...

by Karen Finn