Dr Claire Guest and her dog, Daisy: ‘I had joined the large pool of dog owners who had been alerted to serious conditions by their pets.’

In August 2009 Dr Claire Guest, a scientist and animal behaviour expert, was training dogs to use their sense of smell for medical purposes. Struck by(...)

Emilie McCarthy at the launch their Why Are We Waiting? campaign. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Emilie McCarthy (22) first started experiencing arthritic symptoms when she started secondary school. “My legs weren’t working properly while walkin(...)

Colleen White (9), Finglas, who suffers from juvenile arthritis, with her mother Rachael at the launch of the Arthritis Ireland Why are we waiting? campaign. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

People suffering with the debilitating condition rheumatoid arthritis have called for the appointment of six new consultants to tackle a waiting list (...)

Rheumatoid arthritis patients most likely to suffer the severest effects of the condition can be identified early and fast- tracked for treatment, fol(...)