Gary Finnegan

Journalist, editor, author

Gary Finnegan is a freelance journalist contributing to health and business publications. He has a BA in physiology and an MSc in science communication. He has been a magazine editor and newspaper columnist, and has written a book about China.

5 blogs from the author


Posted on 26.09.2017

Laboratory Diagnostics: Delivering savings by preventing disease progression – A perspective from Poland

A new report on Laboratory Medicine in Poland highlights the role of laboratory diagnostics in the timely treatment of chronic conditions. Not only can investment in early diagnosis save and improve lives, it can also save money on long-term care. ‘There is not enough data on how health budgets are spent,’ says Jozef Jakubiec, Director […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author


Posted on 19.09.2017

How diagnostics can shape the future of healthcare

As Germany goes to the polls, the VDGH, which represents in vitro diagnostics companies in Germany, has published a new policy paper on the future of healthcare. VDGH Managing Director Martin Walger tells Gary Finnegan why this is a crucial moment for health policy The paper was released just ahead of federal elections in Germany […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author

Getting checked

Posted on 13.09.2017

Counting the costs of hearing loss

A World Health Organisation report has found that increasing access to hearing devices is ‘a sound investment’. Are decision-makers listening? For individuals, hearing loss can have a profound impact on quality of life: they lose independence, educational opportunities and earning power. Some people also suffer social isolation, lost confidence and a decline in wellbeing. Now […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author

Getting checked

Posted on 17.07.2017

Restoring vision: we can help people to see again

People with a rare eye disease known as retinitis pigmentosa (RP) suffer a gradual loss of vision; some become completely blind. Now, an innovative new approach to treatment has given dozens of people the chance to see again. With the help of a retinal implant, special glasses and intensive training, people who were blind have […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author


Posted on 10.04.2017

Technology has transformed eye surgery – and the best is yet to come

High-tech innovation and advanced surgical techniques have transformed the field of ophthalmology, with new treatment options making surgery faster and more accurate. We speak to Professor Rudy Nuijts, a leader in the field of cataract surgery, about the radical changes he has seen and what the future may hold. How has cataract care changed since […]

By Gary Finnegan Journalist, editor, author