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Ask the expert: what is scoliosis?

Scoliosis refers to twisting and curvature of the spine and usually affects adolescents aged nine to 14 years.

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Bones and joints

What is 'fatty liver disease' and how is it treated? Dr Deven Vani explains

Discover what fatty liver disease is, and how it is treated with Dr Deven Vani, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist.

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General health

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

Hip replacement surgery: what does it involve and what are the risks?

Over 115,000 hip replacement surgeries happen in the UK every year.

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Bones and joints

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

What is endometriosis and how is it treated? Mr Mohan Kumar, Consultant Gynaecologist, explains

If you're experiencing pelvic pain, painful periods, and pain during and after intercourse, you might have endometriosis.

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Women's health

Living with inflammatory bowel disease: from symptoms to treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease refers to a group of conditions that cause the lining of your bowel to become inflamed and develop ulcers.

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General 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

Five reasons you may be sweating a lot

Sweating is your body’s way of cooling down. You may sweat after exercise or when the weather is warm.

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Men’s health

Alcohol units

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

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General 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

Signs and symptoms of the menopause

The menopause is a natural process that marks the time in your life when you stop menstruating.

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Women's health

Common knee injuries in runners and their treatments

The most common knee injuries in runners are, unsurprisingly, often caused by overuse.

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Bones and joints

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

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

Glue ear in children: risk factors, symptoms and treatment

Around seven in 10 children will develop glue ear at some point, in most cases, after having a cold.

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Ear, nose and throat

Causes and treatments for hip pain and groin pain

Hip pain doesn’t always stay localised to your hip. It can also spread to your groin.

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Bones and joints

Shoulder impingement Q&A with Mr Barnes Morgan

Mr Barnes Morgan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Spire Healthcare talks about Shoulder impingement.

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Bones and joints

Colon cancer symptoms and screening (bowel cancer)

Colon cancer starts in the large intestine (colon), which is the final part of your gut.

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Cancer

Hernia surgery: David's story

When David found out he had a hernia, he was worried what this meant for his love of boxing.

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General health

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

How to keep your eyes healthy

A healthy lifestyle can do more than improve your general wellbeing, it can also protect your vision.

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Vision and eye health

Colonoscopy procedure

A colonoscopy is an examination of the lining of your colon (large bowel).

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General health

Knee arthritis

Arthritis causes the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones in your joints to wear away.

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Bones and joints
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