Preparing for the next pandemic

It is a matter of when, and not if, a pandemic will strike, so how prepared are we to combat a deadly virus infecting millions around the globe?

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

Living with HIV: outlook improving but stigma remains

Prescribed effective medication, people living with HIV now have healthy bodies, but social attitudes have yet to catch up with the medical advances – and rid minds of stigma

Links between cardiovascular diseases and other conditions

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for diseases of the heart and circulatory system, but what doctors don’t often have the time to explain is how any existing conditions, lifestyle and genetic profile interact with the disease. Ellie Broughton makes the links, and summarises the mortality statistics and risk factors for the key diseases that lead to or arise from CVD