Family

What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth?

If you think of yourself as clumsy because you often trip or fall over, or you have problems with your hands and feet, it could be down to a little-known neurological disorder called Charcot-Marie-Tooth.

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Family

Lyme disease: do you know the signs?

As more of us spend extended amounts of time outdoors in the countryside, city parks and in our gardens, one of the things we should be more aware of is the risk of getting Lyme disease.

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Family

Boost your STI awareness

This year’s Sexual Health Week 2018, organised by the sexual health charity fpa, is all about consent. It’s also the ideal opportunity for us to raise our awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts and gonorrhoea.

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Coughs, Colds and Flu

Make sure antibiotics work when you really need them

An estimated 5,000 deaths are caused each year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections, says Public Health England (PHE).

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Pain

How much do you know about migraine?

Migraine is a common health condition that affects about one in five women and one in 15 men, says the NHS. But if you’ve never had one, you may not realise how badly a migraine attack can affect someone.

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Family

How to take care of your child’s back

Back pain affects about 80 percent of the population and is one of the top common causes of absence from work in the UK, says the charity BackCare, organiser of Back Care Awareness Week. But it can also affect children.

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Coughs, Colds and Flu

Test your awareness of antibiotics

Run by the World Health Organization, World Antibiotic Awareness Week runs from November 13 - 19, 2017. And this year the event’s main message is to seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics.

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Coughs, Colds and Flu

Cold vs flu: how to tell the difference

It’s not unusual to think you have flu when what you really have is a cold – or even sometimes vice versa. Indeed, the two share similar symptoms. But colds and flu are caused by different viruses altogether.

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