Campaigning to protect eye health

The UK’s eye health is deteriorating. Every day 100 people start to lose their sight and experts predict that this figure is expected to get worse over the next 20 to 30 years. So what can be done? Francesca Marchetti, chairwoman of National Eye Health Week, explains how the campaign aims to protect the nation's sight

Healthcare at breaking point

Musculoskeletal conditions – the term for more than 200 illnesses affecting the bones and joints, such as arthritis, lower back pain and osteoporosis – threaten to stretch the NHS to breaking point, writes Lilian Anekwe

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

When pain is unbearable

Liz Bestic looks at the physical, psychological and social impact of chronic pain which can devastate sufferers’ lives

The big three take their toll

Three of the most commonly occurring musculoskeletal conditions are osteoporosis osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Rhiannon Smith takes a closer look at the “big three”

‘We should be catching rabbits and climbing trees’

An active and healthy lifestyle can help prevent bone and joint complaints, writes Christian Duffin. But, if problems develop, there are still measures which can contain, and even limit, the impact of musculoskeletal conditions

Caring about wellbeing in cyberspace

Dr Christine Grant, occupational psychologist and university lecturer, explores the advantages of being “connected” and how best to deal with the pressures of a “switched-on” workspace

E-cigarettes sparking controversy

Since their emergence around five years ago, the rapid expansion of e-cigarettes has provoked controversy, and challenged the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries alike, writes Simon Brooke