Cancer 8th June 2018

Colorectal cancer: don’t delay diagnosis

This blog is part of the Early Diagnosis campaign #BeFirst Early diagnosis and care can prevent illness from developing and slow disease progression. Lab tests, genetic tests, tests for chronic diseases and modern lab diagnostics can help facilitate earlier intervention ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 25th April 2018

Getting to grips with eczema

I’d never seen it this bad. Jessie was covered in rash and scratching nonstop. My 12-year-old daughter was having her worst ever flare-up of eczema (or atopic dermatitis), an inherited skin condition that disrupts the skin’s barrier and ...

by Karen Finn

Family 30th March 2018

The Gadget Man supports twins with autism

In his job as ‘The Gadget Man’ Matt Porter tests and reviews cool techie stuff, but gadgets also play a critical role in his personal life. They support the unique needs of his 7-year-old twins James and Grace, who have ...

by Editorial Team

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

Family 13th December 2016

Are you health literate?

Underestimating risks, misusing medicines and medical devices – and even struggling to find your way around a hospital – can be bad for your health Healthy literacy is our ‘ability to engage with health information and services’. People with low levels of ...

by Gary Finnegan

Chronic Conditions 18th October 2016

Giving patients the voice they deserve

Getting diagnosed with a life-changing medical condition can be confusing, but fortunately there are people who can help. You and your family may not know where to turn for accurate information about your newly diagnosed condition, or about making sure ...

by Karen Finn