Obesity

A growing problem Obesity is caused by overeating and lack of exercise and it’s a global issue: over two billion …

Nosebleeds

Occur commonly, usually easy to treat Nosebleeds are very common, particularly in children and in the elderly. They can affect …

The Menopause

New evidence on HRT patches The menopause occurs when women stop having periods and is no longer able to get …

Palpitations

Noticeable heart beats Palpitations are heartbeats that you’re aware of. They may be regular or irregular and often only last …

Lyme Disease

Prevention is better than cure Lyme disease was first described in 1975 in Old Lyme, Connecticut and is the commonest …

Kidney stones

Very painful but usually pass by themselves Kidney stones form when the urine has a high concentration of waste products …

Jaundice

Yellow, itchy skin and eyes When there’s too much bilirubin in the blood you become jaundiced. The skin and the …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

More common than you’d imagine Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder characterised by episodes of cramping tummy pain, …

Headaches

Common and usually treatable with simple painkillers Everyone gets a headache at some point in their life, and 10 million …