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

Cardio 28th September 2016

3D printed heart saved little Mia’s life

Replica heart sparked surgical breakthrough – could doctors print living organs next? Her parents hoped she had asthma. Little Mia was often out of breath and picked up respiratory infections often than other children – coughs, colds and even pneumonia. But while ...

by Gary Finnegan

Pure Tech 27th September 2016

Spotted: young healthcare innovators!

Most of us have settled back into our school routines by now, but for today’s young medtech innovators, ‘school’ takes on a whole new meaning. Take medical device innovation student Tudor Besleaga, for example. As part of his PhD ...

by Karen Finn

Chronic Conditions 20th September 2016

Singing to the tune of Alzheimer’s

Dealing with his dad’s decline into dementia hasn’t been easy for Simon McDermott, but regular ‘carpool karaoke’ has transformed 80-year-old Teddy back into his old self, at least for a while. Teddy’s worsening memory and increasing aggression ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 8th September 2016

Superbugs: have we built kryptonite on Earth?

If you experienced heart failure or diabetes, fought HIV, underwent heavy surgery and survived, chances are that antibiotics have already saved your life. Since their discovery, antibiotics have been the equivalent of Superman on Earth: saving lives, giving hope, making ...

by Ioana Dobre

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