Gallstones

What, where, why and when? What are gallstones? Gallstones are mostly made of bile, often with cholesterol, pigments and calcium …

Vertigo

What it is and how to treat it Vertigo is the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is …

Tinnitus

… common, debilitating and treatable Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears when it’s not really …

Constipation

…common in kids, simple measures usually work Between 2 and 30% of people suffer from constipation, both adults and children. …

Flu

… what it is and how to treat it What is flu? Flu is short for Influenza and is caused …

Earache

… common causes and infections Our ears are a rather magnificent piece of mechanical and electrical engineering and consist of …

Diarrhoea

… how to look after yourself and others Diarrhoea occurs when fluid can’t be absorbed from your gut or too …

Chest pain

… what, where and when? The chest contains the lungs, heart, oesophagus (gullet), large blood vessels, nerves, ribs and the …

Broken bones

… why do they hurt and what to do Broken bones are common – almost 4% of people break something …