Gaming tech improving at-home stroke rehab

Stroke survivors face a postcode lottery when it comes to rehabilitation services, but a version of gaming technology may provide the answer to improving at-home therapy

When the heart fails

Illustration of a heart

Being told you have heart failure can make you feel as if your world is coming to an end, writes Judy Hobson. But thanks to implantable devices, such as pacemakers and cardioverter defibrillators, as well as better drugs, patients now live longer and enjoy a better quality of life

Repairing the damage

Stroke does not only cause devastating physical damage, it also has a profound psychological and emotional impact on survivors and their families. It sends out emotional shockwaves that can lead to marriage breakdown and cause post-traumatic stress syndrome. Judy Hobson reviews the help available for stroke rehabilitation

Life with cancer and fighting back

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer is a hammer blow, but the disease is not always fatal, a survivor tells Judy Hobson

Disease makes moving painful

Arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions affect up to one in five people in the UK, causing pain, disability, reduced quality of life and costing society billions, as Judy Hobson reports

Window to the heart and brain

An eye test reveals much more about you than most people realise. Indeed, the information gleaned could save your life, as Judy Hobson reports

Don’t go blind through ignorance

While ageing and family history are the most significant factors in deteriorating eyesight, there are steps you can take to help minimise their effects, writes Judy Hobson

HIV is no longer a death sentence

Early diagnosis of HIV infection and effective treatment can be the difference between life and death, writes Judy Hobson