March is national Bed Month. No that doesnít mean you can stay in bed for the whole month. Apparently past Kings and Queens often conducted state business from their beds but I doubt youíll be allowed to deliver your presentations from your bed.
The Sleep Council for advice on how to improve your sleep.
Carbon monoxide poisoning Students should be aware of the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning which still claims the lives of up to 50 people per year and injures four times this number. Some people are left with permanent neurological damage. Diagnosis can be difficult, as symptoms are vague and indistinct. They include.... [More]
Endometriosis Endometriosis is a condition which is increasingly recognised by doctors and patients. In its most severe form it is a distressing condition causing severe pain and subfertility. Some women have suffered from it for years before diagnosis; it can be difficult to diagnose, so if you are concerned about it, raise the subject directly with your doctor.... [More]
Prostate cancer: Know the Facts Every year, 35,000 men in the UK will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. It is
the most common cancer in men over the age of 55 years and an estimated 1 in 14
men will develop the condition. A certain type of prostate cancer, known as
hereditary prostate cancer, runs in families and can affect men at a much
younger age.... [More]
Sinusitis Sinusitis is an inflammation of the lining of one or more of the sinuses. These are air filled cavities in the bones of the skull and face, which connect with the nose through small openings. There are four pairs of sinuses: the frontal sinuses sit above the eyes in the forehead, the maxillary sinuses lie behind the cheekbones, the sphenoid pair rests behind the nose, and the ethmoid sinuses are located between the eyes and the bridge of the nose.... [More]
Sleeping problems - information and advice Insomnia, or inability to sleep, is something that many people suffer from at some time. Usually, insomnia will last for a short while or come and go. Although the average time we sleep is often said to be eight hours it varies from person to person: some people sleep for six hours a day and some for ten.... [More]
Start saving lives A common misconception is that people only need blood transfusions after serious accidents. This isnít true. Blood donations are actually used frequently in surgery, for cancer treatment and to care for new mums and babies. Much more than you thought, right?... [More]
Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is caused by an infection with the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually occurs as a chest infection, but can also occur in the brain, spine, knee, lymph nodes, or other organs and bones. It is an infectious disease which spreads through the air and is passed on by people with pulmonary (lung) infection.... [More]