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

Safer than smoking but questions remain

Brad Rodu, professor of medicine at the University of Louisville, who researches tobacco harm reduction, says e-cigarettes should not be banned

Correcting the nation’s sight

Sight is considered to be the most precious of our senses. Yet, all too often, it is taken for granted and the health of our eyes left to chance, as Peter Archer reports

Light at the end of the tunnel

Knowing what to expect from eye care professionals depends on good communication which can empower and reassure patients, as Liz Bestic discovers