Kirsty Oswald is a freelance journalist specialising in medicine and genetics. She has previously worked as a healthcare copywriter and was a news reporter at medwireNews, where she covered respiratory medicine, public health and general practice. She is the current Genetics Editor of BioNews, a newsletter on genetics, stem cell research and assisted conception, published by the Progress Educational Trust. She has a degree in Human Sciences from UCL.
Patient-centred interventions to improve care of people with multiple chronic conditions do not improve quality of life or clinical outcomes, according to the findings of a UK study published in The Lancet.
Flavourings added to e-cigarettes and other tobacco products appear to harm the endothelial lining of blood vessels, say the authors of a recent paper.
A sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator has been shown to slow disability progression in people with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis for the first time