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  • What to do about feeling a lump in the throat lump in throatBeing able to feel a lump in the throat is a common symptom that patients discuss with ear, nose and throat specialists. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde discusses the problem of lumps that cannot...
  • Why is a tonsillectomy needed? tonsillectomyThere are a number of reasons why a tonsillectomy is performed. In this article, Mr Wale Olarinde outlines the different conditions that may require a patient's tonsils being removed.
  • Varicose Veins: Facts and Myths varicose veinsOnly women get varicose veins: False. Around one in five people will develop varicose veins as they get older, however it is commonly women who are affected more than men.
  • Male Breast Reduction: The Facts gynaecomastiaGynecomastia, more commonly known as 'man boobs', affects around 15% of adult men in the UK. It is caused when excess fat develops in a man's breast area. This fat can be hard to shift, even if a...
  • Prostate cancer: What is a PSA test? Prostate cancer checkThe PSA test is a blood test which helps to detect prostate cancer. How does it work, how effective is it and what are the pros and cons of having it done? This article is written by Sarah Dawson, a...
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): causes, symptoms and treatment Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic bowel disorder and a common condition for many people today. Is modern day stress the main cause? What are the symptoms, and how can it be treated? This...
  • Bowel cancer treatment: reduce the risks Bowel cancer prevention: eat plenty of green vegetablesBowel cancer (also known as colorectal cancer) is the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK. It's also one of the most difficult to talk about - but if diagnosed early it can be cured. ...
  • Body Mass Index calculation Body Mass Index (BMI) weighing scalesBMI (Body Mass Index) is a mathematical formula used by health professionals to establish whether a person is a healthy weight for their height. Here's how to calculate your BMI, and how it can help...
  • Are you experiencing problems conceiving a child? Infertility treatmentIf you're having problems conceiving a child, you are not alone. Although it can feel as if everyone in the world is getting pregnant at the drop of a hat except you, 25% of all couples experience a...
  • Hay fever - a new, safe and effective remedy Feature and articles-hayfeverAllergic rhinitis (AR) is a common disease world wide affecting 10-25% of the population and its prevalence is increasing. Hay fever caused by grass and tree pollen is the most common allergy that...
  • Private IBS treatment: what's available? Private IBS treatment - upset stomachIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common of all digestive problems, affecting around one in six people. It is a long-term condition that causes pain, discomfort and bloating in the...
  • Brain injury - Can it be treated? MigraineA Brain injury can occur whenever there's a sudden trauma to the head. This can involve the penetration of an object, a violent impact, or even just a strong shaking, such as may occur during the...
  • One-Stop Fertility Test Pregnancy testA “One-Stop” Fertility Test was pioneered by Dr.Nargund and her team in 2001 .It can be done at lunch hour or within an hour. This test is done using out-patient advanced 3D-Doppler ultrasound scan...
  • What is an angiogram? AngiogramCardiovascular disease is one of the biggest health problems in the UK today, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and a range of other complications. Angiograms are used to assess the health of the...
  • MRSA: How can I avoid it? MRSA bacteriaMRSA stands for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Staphylococcus Aureus (known as SA) is a common type of bacteria that lives on the skin or in the nose of about one in three people,...
 
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