There are more health events than you can shake a stick (or daffodil) at this month. Whether you want to give up smoking, wear a daffodil, get a good nightís kip or just have a doodle itís all here for you.
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]
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]
Tick borne encephalitis Tick borne encephalitis is a viral infection which is transmitted to humans usually by the bite of an infected tick. The virus causes encephalitis which is an infection of the brain. This usually starts with a flu like illness followed a few days later with headache, neck stiffness, confusion and occasionally coma. Rarely, significant brain damage or death can occur... [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]
When to stop smoking? When is the best time to stop smoking? Probably a daft question, because obviously everybodyís different. You could try giving up on January 1st, your birthday, National No-Smoking Day. Whenever you choose. But what is the same for everyone is that itís NEVER TOO LATE or TOO EARLY!... [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
Contac Cold and Flu and
lots of water to treat your symptoms and keep you
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