Diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) at three years old, Dr Jon Hastie grew up never thinking about the future – until one day he discovered he actually had one.
Now in his 30s, he is determined to make sure others know they do too.
LHON: Achieving your dreams in the dark
When Fabrizio Sottile went blind at the age of 17, he thought his dreams of becoming a world-class swimmer were over.
But he wasn’t about to let mitochondrial disease Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) stand in his way, and he made his first appearance as part of Italy’s Paralympic team in 2016, aged 23.
What to know about nodular melanoma
Nodular melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It is the most aggressive form of melanoma because it grows and spreads quickly and can often go unnoticed.
This article will explain what nodular melanoma is and describe the symptoms to look out for.
Is Manuka honey really a superfood?
The market for Manuka honey has recently exploded, thanks to the perceived benefits of its natural antibacterial properties.
But what evidence is there to support the claims?
How to turn back time on heart health
Everything we do, from moving our limbs to our hearts pumping blood around the body, is driven by mitochondria.
Dr Joel Kahn, Founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, says: “Everything the body does is based on making energy, and the mitochondria is the way it does that.”
Detecting heart failure early saves lives
Almost one million people in the UK have heart failure.
Yet lack of recognition, compounded by inequitable access to crucial tests, means that many patients suffer because of late diagnosis.