The Smart Devices Transforming the Lives of People with Disabilities

September 26, 2018

For people living with chronic diseases, be it multiple sclerosis, arthritis, or any number of other conditions, reduced physical mobility can cause problem when it comes to everyday tasks around the home. However, the rise ... Read more

Why Apple Believes Its New Watch Could Save Your Life

September 13, 2018

Apple’s plan to make its smartwatch, the Apple Watch, a device capable of saving lives is coming to fruition. The latest step forward is Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for two apps that ca... Read more

How to Respond to Suicidal Posts on Social Media

September 10, 2018

“I want to end it all.” If you came across a social media post indicating thoughts of suicide or self-harm, posted by a person you don’t know yourself, would you know how to res... Read more

Social Media & Suicide: Spot the Signs and Support a Loved One in Need

September 10, 2018

“I want to end it all.” If a friend or loved one published a post indicating thoughts of suicide or self-harm on social media, would you know how to help them? Such indications made... Read more

7 Personal Blogs About Life with Cystic Fibrosis

September 5, 2018

Behind each of the 70,000+ cases of cystic fibrosis (CF) there is a person with a story to tell. Blogs have become a hugely popular platform on which to do so, allowing people with CF to ... Read more

“Is Alzheimer’s Hereditary?” – The Role of Genetics in Alzheimer’s Disease

August 30, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is not usually hereditary. However, it is believed that genetic factors do play a role in your risk of developing the condition. With nearly six million people in America living with Alzheimer’s an... Read more

4 Surprising Signs of Heart Diseases You Should Not Ignore

August 21, 2018

The signs of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions can occur all over your body, from your head down to your toes. The link may not be obvious, and people may subsequently ignore such signs. ... Read more

8 Great Blogs for Living with Psoriasis

August 8, 2018

Loneliness and isolation are two emotions with which many people living with psoriasis are all too familiar. The Internet, and blogs in particular, has helped bring people together and is a fantastic resource for the ... Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: What You Need to Know About the Different Types of MS

August 3, 2018

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that varies massively from person-to-person. Symptoms, relapses, remissions, and disease progression are all used to categorize the disease into different forms. However, the lines between the different types of ... Read more

Parents: How to Support Children & Young People with Psoriasis

July 25, 2018

The first signs of psoriasis often occur at a young age. From children to teens to young adults, such a visible illness can be a stressful and traumatic one to deal with, and often an ... Read more

MS & Uhthoff’s Phenomenon: Coping with Heat Sensitivity

July 23, 2018

Heat sensitivity affects up to 4 out of every 5 people living with MS, one of whom is Willeke Van Eeckhoutte. She tells us what unusual item you should put in your freezer and other top tips ... Read more

Valsartan, Losartan & Irbesartan Recall: What It Means for People Taking ARBs

July 23, 2018

The original recall of valsartan was issued because batches were discovered to have been contaminated by a substance believed to cause cancer. Since then, more information has come to light and other medications, including batches ... Read more

“A Laugh a Day…” – 3 Remarkable Facts About Heart Disease

July 19, 2018

What can a 4,000-year-old mummy tell us about heart disease? And how can a daily dose of laughter improve your health? We discover three fascinating facts about cardiovascular diseases, the science behind them, and how ... Read more

Hypertension Drug Valsartan Recalled – Find out What It Means for You

July 13, 2018

Thousands of batches of valsartan, a drug commonly used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure (hypertension), are being recalled after a contamination was discovered in the manufacturing process. The news raises important questions ... Read more

The Best Meditation Apps: Which Will Give You Your Daily Dose of Mindfulness?

July 10, 2018

Headspace, Insight Timer, and Calm are three of the top meditation apps on the market, catering for tens of millions of iPhone and Android users. What are their differences, similarities, and which one is best ... Read more

What Lies Beneath the Surface: Psoriasis and Comorbidities

July 3, 2018

Psoriasis is a common, chronic skin condition that can have a severe impact on one’s quality of life. For a long time, psoriasis was regarded as a condition that only affected the skin and jo... Read more

At a Loss for Words: What Not to Say to Someone Living with MS

June 29, 2018

For those living with multiple sclerosis, life is already difficult enough. Therefore, the last thing they need is well-meaning people saying something insensitive or dismissive about their condition. If you know of someone living with ... Read more

8 Facts You Should Know About the Most Common Cardiovascular Diseases

June 28, 2018

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella under which heart attack, cardiac arrest, coronary heart disease, and many more fall. It is also extremely complex and cutting through the jargon is not always easy. In this ... Read more

‘The Heartbreak of Psoriasis’ and Its Effect on Mental Health

June 26, 2018

Sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction, anxiety, and substance abuse. These are just a handful of the ways psoriasis can affect a person mentally. In this article, we look at how the physical symptoms of psoriasis are ... Read more

Apple Watch: Tracking Parkinson’s Symptoms is Another Step in Apple’s Drive into Healthcare

June 22, 2018

Apple’s announcement of the Movement Disorder API gives app developers the capability of continuously tracking the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease via the Apple Watch. It is yet further evidence of Apple’s drive into t... Read more