For the safety of the individual using the wheelchair, and the caregiver, it is important to know how to use a wheelchair safely. Wheelchairs are especially useful devices, however they can also be dangerous if they are used incorrectly, or if the wheelchair user fails to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The following guidelines will give […]

Grandparents and grandchildren both have much to gain from seeing each other. This bond is quite unlike that between a parent and child, and brings a completely different dimension to a child’s upbringing. Usually having more time to spare, grandparents are able to give uninterrupted attention to their grandchildren in a way which parents less […]

3D printing is one of the latest technologies to be adopted by the medical profession. In a recent hip replacement operation a woman was given a 3D printed titanium hip instead of a standard moulded metal hip. Having been involved in a car crash over thirty years ago, the woman had undergone six previous operations […]

Recent studies have shown that people who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to develop kidney problems. In the UK today there is a one in five chance of kidney disease in the general population, whereas for those who have been suffering with rheumatoid arthritis for several years the risk increases to one […]

Fried food leads to more weight gain in people who are genetically prone to obesity, according to a study. Researchers from Harvard University have found that eating fried foods four times a week or more has twice as big an effect on weight for those with high genetic obesity scores, compared to those with the […]