Pure Tech 21st June 2016

Tiny tech, big promise

The ‘miniaturisation’ revolution could make cancer tests faster, simpler and accessible to all. Look around you. How many computers do you see? Are you reading this on a laptop or a tablet? Your kitchen may have a microwave and a ...

by Gary Finnegan

Cancer 28th April 2016

Telling the kids you’ve got cancer

What happens when you’re a parent and you get a cancer diagnosis? Explaining it to the kids will probably be the hardest part of the journey. That was certainly the case for Katherine Simpson-Jacobs, who had to come to ...

by Karen Finn

Getting Checked 11th April 2016

A life lost to sepsis every 3½ seconds

Diagnosing sepsis within the ‘Golden Hour’ offers the best chance of surviving a potentially lethal condition In 2005, Dr. Ron Daniels was working in the intensive care unit at the hospital where he had trained. As he walked into the ward ...

by Gary Finnegan

Getting Checked 15th March 2016

Birth defects: do you want to know?

Genetic testing during pregnancy can reveal a rare disease before a baby is born, helping parents to prepare. But just how much information do parents want about their child? All children are unique but Olivia Farnsworth is a true one-off. ...

by Gary Finnegan

Chronic Conditions 5th January 2016

The Boy in the Bubble

A final twist in the remarkable story of a young boy with a rare immune disease that forced him to live life in a bubble. David Vetter’s life was truly unique. From the day he was born until shortly ...

by Gary Finnegan

Family 17th November 2015

The ‘preemie’ that beat the odds

Lucille Horn’s parents were told to plan their baby girl’s funeral – that ‘baby’ is now 95! In the early 20th century, preterm babies – or ‘preemies’ – rarely survived. In fact, most doctors thought it was pointless to try because the ...

by Gary Finnegan