3 Ideal Apps People Living with MS Can Download Today

June 13, 2018

There are plenty of apps on the market that claim to help those living with MS and other chronic illnesses. We have taken a close look at three apps that live up to that claim, ... Read more

How Apple’s Health Records App is Helping Put Healthcare into Your Hands

June 7, 2018

Apple has seen an opportunity to put users in control of their electronic health record (EHR), while creating a whole new range of possibilities for health apps. In recent years the healthcare industry has strived ... Read more

Psoriasis in All Its Forms: Everything You Need to Know

June 5, 2018

Psoriasis – it is just a rash, isn’t it? That is a common misconception, but as the saying goes, it is far more than skin deep. In fact, psoriasis is a complex disease, and one ... Read more

5 Conditions with Surprising Links to Heart Diseases

May 28, 2018

The human body is made up of eleven main systems, all of which work together with remarkable intricacy to perform every function we are capable of. However, the complexity of their relationship means that when ... Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: The Facts Behind Four Common MS Myths

May 15, 2018

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a mystery gradually being unravelled by research aimed at discovering the underlying cause of the disease, a reliable test to diagnose it, and, of course, a cure. Since French neurologist, Jean-Martin ... Read more

3 Innovative Apps Making Life with Psoriasis Easier

May 9, 2018

In a little over two months, Apple’s App Store will celebrate its tenth birthday, as will Android Market (now Google Play) in October. The number of apps available has gone from the hundreds to th... Read more

MMM: A Simple Blood Pressure Test Could Save Your Life

May 3, 2018

I was quite nervous when, in March, I visited my GP to perform a series of tests to determine whether I am capable of participating in “competitive sporting activities.” The very first test was ... Read more

Twenty-One Going on Fifty: Life with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

May 2, 2018

When considering the limitations imposed upon her by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), 21-year-old Eilidh MacDonald jokes that she behaves in a more middle-aged manner than her parents. However, standing up to the challenges posed by EDS ... Read more

Back from the Brink: The Emotional Anguish of Psoriasis

April 25, 2018

You are in physical pain. People stare at you uneasily. Children wonder aloud what is wrong with you. And nothing you try offers any relief. This is why the slogan “the heartbreak of psoriasis” stru... Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis: “You’re Too Young for That!”

April 17, 2018

Close your eyes for a few seconds and picture a person with arthritis. For many people, the person who comes to mind – real or imaginary – is elderly. Indeed, age is the primary risk fact... Read more

A Teenager’s Sporting Dream – Broken by Psoriasis

April 11, 2018

Imagine walking onto the pitch of one of Europe’s largest stadiums, ready to represent your region in one of your country’s most iconic sporting events. In the four stands around you are over 80,000 eage... Read more

How Support Groups Help Everyone #UniteForParkinsons

April 9, 2018

On April 11, 1755, a quite extraordinary man named James Parkinson was born in Shoreditch, London. Along with his active involvement in humanitarian work, political matters, palaeontology, and geology, Dr. Parkinson was the first person to identify ... Read more

5 Tech Innovations Changing the Face of HIV Treatment

April 4, 2018

There is an inimitable story that I recently came across on a medical website. It centres on John, a farmer living in rural Uganda. John is HIV-positive, has no education, and lives with five family ... Read more

Bipolar Disorder Myths and Facts: 6 Misconceptions That Need Debunking

March 28, 2018

If you were diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, would that make you crazy? If a loved one told you they had type 2 diabetes, would you henceforth consider them violent and dangerous? If your neighbor lived with ... Read more

I Was Told I Would Die from Epilepsy: Sally’s Story

March 26, 2018

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The name is quite self-explanatory, but it is a poorly-understood and little-known risk people with epilepsy live with. It accounts for 15% of all deaths caused by epilepsy, a figure ... Read more

Seizures, Spasms & Spilled Coffee: My Life with Epilepsy

March 21, 2018

Google ‘things that are purple’ and the first result is, of course, sea urchins. Other results include crayons, violets, eggplants, and – my personal favorite – grape jelly. However, ‘Purple Day’ focuses on something ra... Read more

4 Facts About Parkinson’s Disease That Will Surprise You

March 19, 2018

It might be hard to believe that a woman’s extraordinary sense of smell could be the foundation for a test to diagnose Parkinson’s disease, or that a drug addict taking a synthetic heroin was ... Read more

The 10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Blogs to Read in 2018

March 15, 2018

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes can come as a shock and will likely entail many questions. While your doctor will be on hand to answer many of these, support, advice, and insight is readily available ... Read more

The Simple Test That Saved My Life: Gail’s CKD Story

March 8, 2018

This week, chronic kidney disease treatment will cost the US healthcare system almost $1 billion, just as it did last week, and just as it will next week. Treatments such as dialysis and kidney transplants are ... Read more

10 Essential Hypertension Facts You Need to Know (And One You Don’t)

March 6, 2018

Essential hypertension (also known as primary hypertension) is high blood pressure that does not have a known cause. Because it is often symptomless, millions of people living with essential hypertension do not realize it. Unfortunately, ... Read more