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

3 Diets for a Healthy Heart: Which is Right for You?

June 20, 2018

Mediterranean, DASH, or Ornish? These are three of the most popular diets that claim to reduce your risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular conditions, and benefit those living with such diseases. In this article ... Read more

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