In Your Head 13th September 2016

I’m a Warrior, Not a Victim

As a writer, I have my selection of favourite words in the English language. Words like orang-utan, spiralizer, and cocoon. However, to me, the best word in the English language is: warrior. While for some of you this word might ...

by Alice Barker

In Your Head 29th August 2016

Crossing mountains despite Parkinson’s

Tony Seidl was shocked when, at age 39, doctors diagnosed him with Parkinson’s disease. After all, isn’t it something people’s grandparents have? In fact, most of the one in 500 people who have Parkinson’s are over 50 but you ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 13th June 2016

Stopping seizures in their tracks

After enduring regular epileptic seizures and trying new treatments for nearly three decades, Hélène Gonnot was fed up. The epilepsy medication that she’d been taking since her teens wasn’t working and Hélène’s doctors ...

by Karen Finn

In Your Head 26th May 2016

This MS patient welcomes an uphill climb

Avid mountaineer Ginty Telfer-Wilkes refuses to let multiple sclerosis get in the way of her sky-high pursuits. Since being diagnosed with the neurological condition last year, Ginty has made it her personal mission to show the world that people with ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 22nd January 2016

Lying to save her daughter’s life

When doctors missed her three-year-old’s brain cancer, Amanda decided she had to do whatever it takes to get a diagnosis for her child. Amanda Davies knew something was wrong. Over the course of a year, her daughter, Lil, had ...

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