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What you should know about joint injections for knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis refers to the gradual wear and tear of your joints.

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Bones and joints

Breast cancer Q&A with Miss Michelle Mullan

In this video Miss Michelle Mullan, Oncoplastic Breast Consultant, explains what breast cancer is and how it's treated.

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Cancer

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

Understanding glaucoma and treatment with trabeculectomy

Glaucoma affects around one in every 50 people aged over 40 in the UK, causing irreversible vision loss if not picked up early and treated.

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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

Leg cramps

Leg cramps are common and usually fleeting and harmless.

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General health

Alcohol units

Alcohol units refer to the amount of pure alcohol in a drink.

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General health

The best foods for maintaining a healthy heart

We all know that some foods are better for us than others, but do you know how your diet can affect your heart?

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Heart health

Everything you need to know about chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious, itchy rash caused by the varicella zoster virus.

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Skin

Erectile dysfunction: six common causes of impotence

Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction, is when a man can’t get or maintain an erect penis.

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Men’s health

Pelvic organ prolapse: types, symptoms and treatment

Around 40% of women aged over 50 in the UK have a pelvic organ prolapse.

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Women's health

What is blood cancer?

Blood cancer refers to a group of cancers that can affect your bone marrow, blood or lymphatic system (part of your immune system).

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Cancer

Understanding eczema: types, symptoms, causes and treatment

Eczema, also called dermatitis, refers to a group of dry skin conditions.

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Skin

Can I still play sports after knee replacement surgery?

Knee replacement surgery is a common treatment for people with chronic (long-term) knee pain.

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Bones and joints

Five ways to improve your balance

Balance problems are often associated with old age. However, your balance can start to deteriorate as early as your 30s.

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Lifestyle management

Understanding coeliac disease: risk factors, symptoms and treatment

At least one in every 100 people in the UK is thought to have coeliac disease.

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General health

Ask the expert: what is circumcision?

Mr Thiru Gunendran, Consultant Urological Surgeon, explains what circumcision is and why a patient may need this treatment.

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Men’s health

High blood pressure: causes and symptoms explained

Many people don’t realise that they have high blood pressure, despite around a third of adults in the UK having it.

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Heart health

What is conjunctivitis and how can it be managed?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common eye condition that can last for a few days to a few weeks.

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Vision and eye health

Seven ways to treat varicose veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins that most commonly occur in the lower legs.

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Women's health

Early detection of bowel cancer: why it matters, what’s involved and signs to spot

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and in most cases affects the large bowel (colon).

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Cancer

The warning signs and symptoms of a stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply is cut off to an area of your brain.

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Heart health

Preparing for cataract surgery

Cataract surgery involves replacing the natural lens in your eye, which has become cloudy due to cataracts, with a clear, artificial lens.

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Vision and eye health

Intraocular lenses: what are they and how can they help your vision?

Intraocular lenses are used to treat cataracts, a condition that causes poor vision due to clouding of the natural lenses in your eyes.

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Vision and eye health
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