Rare diseases require radical new funding methods

Devising funding strategies to develop drugs for the treatment of rare diseases remains a challenge as patient groups are often too small

Treating the ‘knock-on effects’ of heart disease

Co-ordinated healthcare, recognising the links between cardiovascular disease and other conditions, would prevent illness and provide better outcomes for patients

How to keep your teeth and gums healthy

As one in every three adults in the UK has tooth decay, using preventative products at home is vital

UK stroke research is underfunded


With modest resources, the stroke research community has achieved significant breakthroughs, but there is much more to do, says Dr Damian Jenkinson, president of the British Association of Stroke Physicians

Future of heart disease in Africa

Interventional cardiologist Dr Nasiruddin Jamal, head of the cardiology unit at the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, answers a Raconteur Q&A on the challenges and opportunities of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease in a developing country with an at-risk population

Technology can arrest NHS decline

The trauma of radical reform will take time to address, but the future wellbeing of the National Health Service depends on further responding to demographic challenges, writes Martin Barrow

Patients become health consumers in digital age

Tweets and posts can hold hospitals and doctors to account, and can also educate, support or misinform, as Danny Buckland discovers

Aiming for best results wherever you live

Shocking statistics revealed unacceptable regional differences in healthcare, but as Joshi Herrmann reports, NHS initiatives are aiming for high universal standards