Ex-footballers more likely to develop brain diseases

A couple of years ago I wrote about the brain damage that affects American ­footballers from the physical collisions that are a major feature of the game. Then the same phenomenon appeared in British footballers from the impact of heading … Read More

Another big step forward for treatment of prostate cancer

Medically speaking we live in amazing times. New ­diagnostic tests, new ­treatments, new technology, therapies with pinpoint accuracy hunting down individual cancer cells and blasting them to extinction. One such treatment is for prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men … Read More

Technology is fostering independence in old age

I feel very strongly that an older person, despite some ill health and disability, has the right to have their independence respected. In our ­increasingly high-tech world, technology can further that aim. And the UK is committed to helping people … Read More