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 5th January 2018

Breathing in gratitude

Year-end is often a time for reflection and expressing gratitude. For Karen Phillips, the customised tracheostomy tube that allows her son Michael to breathe is at the top of her list of things to be thankful for. Michael was nine ...

by Editorial Team

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