Cardio 31st March 2016

The price of life

A nine-year-old girl from Bangladesh needs a €5,000 heart operation but her family’s income is just €70 per month. Now a charity is stepping in to provide less-invasive surgery – for free Fima has a hole in her heart. It causes palpitations ...

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 9th March 2016

A shout out to kids & their kidneys

Not many kids will know that today is World Kidney Day, but Lily Letchford does. She’s been raising funds for research into children’s kidney disease since she was six. “World Kidney Day supports those with kidney problems like ...

by Karen Finn

Pure Tech 23rd February 2016

Giving disabled kids the gift of movement

Young children are known for getting into things. That’s how they learn about the world around them. But what happens when a child is severely disabled? A Barcelona-based organisation called the Nexe Foundation has come up with an innovative ...

by Karen Finn

Cancer 4th February 2016

Celebrating the end of cancer

For Sophie, New Year’s Eve was as much an “I don’t have cancer anymore” party as it was a celebration of her 18th birthday. To mark World Cancer Day, This Is Medtech shares Sophie’s tribute to 2016 and ...

by Karen Finn