The Scilly Isles are a breath-taking archipelago… a must-visit destination, highlights Samuel Thompsett

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From shipwrecks to Bronze Age burial chambers, there are plenty of interesting places to visit. And when it comes to eating and drinking, the options extend from delectable seafood fine dining to barbeque meals and vegan treats. Continue reading

A selection of quirky gifts to give people with arthritis

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Here at Arthritis Digest we love Droyt, a Lancashire company that has been making soaps in England for almost 100 years. The master soap makers use only the best quality vegetable or mineral ingredients to make soaps that look gorgeous and feel sensational. The Introductory Soap & Liquid Box (pictured) contains the company’s best sellers and is £15 (ex p+p).

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New technology enables clinicians to potentially predict flares, explains Dr Alexander Oldroyd

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Not everyone is familiar with many aspects of new technology. It changes so fast that even the moderately savvy can feel left behind. But its potential is breathtaking… and life changing.

The development of smartphone apps has, for example, opened up opportunities for researchers to collect data from people with healthcare conditions. This enables a greater depth of understanding, and ultimately better ways to tackle healthcare conditions and enhance daily living.

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