Sight loss increasingly linked to obesity and poor diets

The UK's eye clinics are bulging with the strain of dealing with an ageing population and the rising tide of obesity

At the heart of better care

Faced with a dual assault from financial constraints and an ageing population, the NHS must co-ordinate its resources to sustain improvements in treating heart disease, writes Martin Barrow

Seeing a way to better eye health

Sight loss devastates the lives of almost two million people in the UK – and the number is growing at an alarming rate, writes Martin Barrow

Stay healthy longer

The state of Britain’s health is a cause for serious concern which must be addressed by urging people to take responsibility for their own wellbeing, writes Danny Buckland

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

Focus on eyes in an ageing UK

Professor Roger Buckley, of Anglia Ruskin University’s department of vision and hearing sciences, assesses the UK’s eye health and warns that we need to take greater care of our sight

Disease devastates the elderly

Age-related macular degeneration, which destroys the central focus of vision, devastates sufferers’ lives and, as Lilian Anekwe reports, is best detected early

Diffusing the time bomb

Joint pain and stiffness are increasingly affecting more people at a younger age, and the number of sufferers is set to soar, as Ellie Broughton discovers