Chronic Conditions 21st February 2017

Living in a scent-free world

Working in a restaurant is an unfortunate way to learn that you’ve lost your sense of smell, says Alahree McDonell. “I was around 19 at the time,” recalls Alahree of the day she realised, quite by accident, that she couldn’...

by Karen Finn

Bones, Joints & Muscles 31st January 2017

Getting a new knee at 73

When Peter Schmelter’s kneecap was shattered into five pieces in an accident 55 years ago, the only option was to stick them back together.  In 1962, total knee replacements - or TKRs - were still several years away and so Peter, ...

by Karen Finn

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