There are more health events than you can shake a stick at this month. But donít shake it too hard - you donít want to get tennis elbow. Talking of which Wimbledon starts on the 24th June so if youíre tempted to dust off that old racquet and throw yourself around a tennis court have a look at our tennis related injury articles.
For those of you that are fed up with the increased use of the "grunt" in tennis this year viewers can press the red button and mask grunts with alternative noises such as a gentle "beep", "take that", "phew" or mute it entirely. If only.
Head lice The Facts of Lice
A head louse is an insect with six legs but without wings...A head louse cannot fly, jump or swimÖ.
An adult louse is 3-5 mm in size... Anything smaller is a baby head louse.... [More]
Healthy eating Britain has one of the highest incidences of heart disease in Europe. This is principally due to our diet. If you want to protect your heart and reduce the risk of other illnesses, some fairly simple changes to your diet could be of significant benefit.... [More]
Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow, rowing elbow, or lateral epicondylitis to give it itís medical
name (meaning inflammation of the outer part of the elbow), is a fairly common
condition affecting about four adults per thousand annually. Symptoms include
pain over the outer side of the elbow which may be worse on gripping or lifting
any object such as a kettle or racquet handle... [More]
Tennis Fever Tennis Fever usually presents in annual cycles. For most sufferers this
starts in late June but more acute forms can start a few weeks earlier. Some
poor souls experience it all year round. It can present in one or more of all the known strains Participatory, Atrium and Al Fresco... [More]
Tennis leg (Calf strains) Calf strain usually occurs after a sudden change of movement during sport (e.g.
tennis), or tripping or treading awkwardly onto a step. Symptoms and signs include sudden pain in the calf muscle above the Achilles tendon followed by an ache and pain on walking. Sometimes there may be significant bruising and some swelling.... [More]
Toxic shock syndrome Approximately half of all cases occur in menstruating women aged between 15-25 and who use tampons. The link between tampon use and the infection is still not absolutely clear. Other cases occur from burns, cuts or other localised infections... [More]
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Catching a cold on your summer break can really put a damper on
your fun in the sun. The common cold is caused by a virus.
Once you’re infected you can’t be “cured” until the virus works itself
of your system. Still, you can use OTC
cold and flu remedies and
lots of water to treat your symptoms and keep you
on your feet when resting isn’t an option.