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What is COPD? Consultant Respiratory Physician Dr Anneka Biswas explains its symptoms, causes and diagnosis

Dr Biswas says shortness of breath, coughing up a lot of phlegm, and persistent wheeze are the main symptoms of COPD.

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General health

Common sports shoulder injuries: symptoms and treatments

Your shoulder joint, also known as the glenohumeral joint, is the most flexible joint in your body.

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Bones and joints

The importance of cervical screening

A cervical screening is a test offered to women between the ages of 25 and 64 as a way to prevent cervical cancer.

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Women's health

How stress affects your health and wellbeing

Stress is something most people face at some time in their lives.

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Men’s health

The outlook for liver cirrhosis

Liver cirrhosis refers to severe scarring of the liver.

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General health

Cutting down or quitting alcohol: benefits and tips

Government guidelines recommend not drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week.

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Lifestyle management

Five tips to live a healthier and happier life

Small and simple changes to your lifestyle can not only make you healthier, they can also make you happier.

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Women's health

The best foods to help improve your digestive system

The digestive system breaks down the food you eat, allowing your body to absorb the energy and nutrients it contains.

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General health

Snoring in children: when should you be concerned?

In children and adults alike, the muscles at the back of the throat relax when we sleep.

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Ear, nose and throat

Gastroscopy: when you need it and what happens

A gastroscopy is an investigation of the first part of your digestive system.

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Stomach and bowel

10 foods to help boost your health

There’s an old saying, ‘you are what you eat’, and as a rule of thumb, if you want to enjoy good health, you should try to eat healthy food.

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Men’s health

Why am I always tired? Five possible causes of fatigue

Feeling tired is fairly common and can be caused by lots of different things, such as working too much or staying up too late.

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General health

Rotator cuff injury Q&A

Consultant Orthopaedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon, Mr Addie Majed, explains how to diagnose and treat a rotator cuff injury.

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Bones and joints

Caring for a loved one with cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer is a difficult thing to go through but not just for the person receiving the diagnosis.

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Cancer

How much alcohol is too much?

Regularly drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have both short and long-term effects on your body.

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Lifestyle management

How alcohol can affect your liver

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have both short and long-term effects on your health and wellbeing.

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General health

Optician, optometrist and ophthalmologist: what’s the difference?

Most people will be familiar with their local optometrist and optician, though fewer will have interacted with an ophthalmologist.

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Vision and eye health

The importance of a good night's sleep

A good night’s sleep is vital for our physical and mental health.

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Women's health

How maintaining a healthy weight can protect your joints

Being overweight or obese puts extra pressure on your knees and joints and can cause joint pain.

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Bones and joints

What is a healthy, balanced diet?

Being told to eat a healthy, balanced diet is common advice, but what exactly does this mean?

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Lifestyle management

How to cope with loneliness and when to get help

Around three million people in the UK feel lonely often or always, according to the Office of National Statistics.

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Mental health

10 foods that can help boost your immune system

Your immune system helps keep you healthy by fighting off viruses, bacteria and pathogens that can cause infection or disease.

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Lifestyle management

Bowel symptoms Q&A

Dr Mark Cox, Consultant Gastroenterologist, explains when you should be concerned with a change in bowel habits.

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Stomach and bowel

Six lifestyle tips to reduce high cholesterol

It’s estimated that almost half of adults in the UK have cholesterol levels that are higher than the national guidelines.

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Heart health
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