“A lot of people are afraid of movement and exercise following spinal surgery yet we know that people work better in groups and prefer [physiotherapist] supervised exercise classes.” Photograph: iStock

Many people with chronic health conditions and those recovering from surgery are afraid to exercise. Often fearful of causing more pain, or simply not(...)

Alec Burger: “There is no shortage of liquidity in the industry. Whether it’s lending, whether it’s on the equity side, the demand, I think, for exposure to aviation finance seems very robust.”  Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

As Alec Burger settles down for our interview, he eyes the video conferencing screen in the meeting room we are using and wonders aloud if such techn(...)

Joan Jordan  is  studying at the European Patients’ Academy: ‘I think people need to know that they can report their side effects directly to the Health Products Regulatory Authority [formerly the Irish Medicines Board].’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Giving people the opportunity to fully understand their illness, its symptoms and treatment is now widely believed to help people cope better, both p(...)