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  • General advice for infertility

    When to try to conceive? Ovulation kits Pre-conception advice Smoking Alcohol Diet and exercise Caffeine Weight Regular sexual intercourse Vaginal discharge Stress Age ... Read more

    Infertility
    October 3, 2010 at 11:27 AM
  • Withdrawal symptoms from stopping smoking

    Withdrawal symptoms Behavioural difficulties Withdrawal symptoms Withdrawal symptoms occur as a result of stopping smoking and nicotine levels drop. Reduced or no nicotine disturbs the balance of the central nervous system causing ... Read more

    Tobacco
    February 8, 2011 at 04:54 PM
  • How to avoid excessive perspiration

    Good personal hygiene Drink a lot to help prevent the consequences of perspiration Shoes and socks Walk barefoot as often as possible ... Read more

    Beauty care
    August 23, 2014 at 05:57 PM
  • Pre and post natal mortality

    Reducing maternal deaths Fighting infections Women still die during labour. In the USA in 2004 there were 13 deaths per 100000 live births. In the UK in 2008 there were 7.4 deaths per 1000 births - its lowest level recorded. Post partum ... Read more

    Childbirth
    August 18, 2010 at 11:10 AM
  • Alternative or complementary treatment and cancer

    Differences between complementary medicine and alternative medicine Complementary medicine Alternative medicine Why are these medicines so popular? Patients feel unheard "Natural" treatment Patient choice Concerns with current treatment ... Read more

    Cancers
    January 15, 2011 at 09:00 AM
  • The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

    How effective is the combined pill? How does the combined pill work? Contraindications to the combined pill Advantages of the ... Read more

    Contraception
    April 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM
  • Allergies: check-up and skin prick testing

    Contrary to popular belief, allergy testing including skin tests can be performed on a child from an early age Skin prick testing Blood tests Patch testing Oral Food Challenges More To diagnose allergies, an allergy assessment including at ... Read more

    Child
    July 23, 2013 at 11:50 AM
  • Febrile convulsion

    A febrile convulsion is caused by a fever higher than 38 °C, without any other associated neurological disease. Age of occurrence of febrile convulsions Symptoms Features of a Febrile convulsion Investigations Complex febrile convulsions ... Read more

    Child
    November 12, 2013 at 04:17 AM
  • Common Cold - Symptoms and causes

    Common Cold Causes Symptoms Complications Risk factors for acquiring a cold Treatment Recurrent runny nose symptoms Common Cold Common cold is a very common illness especially amongst children, and is the complaint that is seen most ... Read more

    Child
    November 12, 2013 at 04:12 AM
  • The Atkins diet

    Food forbidden in the Atkins diet Food allowed in the Atkins diet Food allowed but in moderation Positive aspects Negative aspects This diet forbids the consumption of all carbohydrates in any meal. Food forbidden in the Atkins diet http ... Read more

    Diets
    November 1, 2010 at 02:34 PM
  • Choosing a Nutritionist

    Why consult with a nutrition specialist? Dietician or Nutritionist Qualities of a good nutritionist The first consultation is crucial Why consult with a nutrition specialist? By consulting a nutritionist you can increase your chances of ... Read more

    Diets
    November 11, 2010 at 04:44 PM
  • Mesotherapy for losing weight or reducing cellulite: a scam?

    Dangers of mesotherapy Mesotherapy consists in injecting homeopathic medicine under the skin. Originally this method was used to ... Read more

    Diets
    November 12, 2010 at 03:29 PM
  • Why do Children Become Obese

    Some figures Early metabolic programming: effect of changing the baby's diet Justification for this study Concentrating on these periods Fatty acids, obesity and agriculture Increase the contributions in fatty acids of omega 6 series and ... Read more

    Nutrition
    July 1, 2015 at 04:54 PM
  • Metabolic syndrome: waist circumference and heart attack risks

    Waist circumference Fat: localisation supersedes the weight Abdominal obesity: an aggravating factor Diabetes Cholesterol, arterial hypertension Measure the waist circumference: a simple gesture to carry out during a consultation Do not ... Read more

    Nutrition
    November 6, 2009 at 03:55 AM
  • Cushing's Syndrome

    What is Cushing's syndrome? Statistics What is cortisol? What causes high levels of cortisol? Symptoms Investigations Treatment Further help and support What is Cushing's syndrome? Cushing's syndrome occurs when glucocorticoid levels in ... Read more

    Pathologies
    November 12, 2013 at 04:37 AM
  • Sexual trends in the UK

    UK Statistics in Sexual Health Other general trends The WHO defines sexuality as an integral part of our health. A healthy sex life can give you self-confidence and a feeling of well-being, as well as pleasure. It is often embarrassing ... Read more

    Sexuality
    February 6, 2011 at 05:39 PM
  • Allergies to animals

    Cats Cat cross-reactive allergies How to reduce your cat allergy Dogs Rodents Horses and ponies Laboratory animals Birds ... Read more

    Allergies
    April 2, 2013 at 06:03 PM
  • Allergy to latex

    Where is latex found? People who are likely to develop an allergy to latex Reactions caused by an allergy to latex can be sometimes violent Cross- ... Read more

    Allergies
    December 19, 2013 at 09:08 AM
  • Allergies and heredity

    It is known that allergies run in families, with a approxiamtely 50% of the population suffering with allergic reactions.. These people, are known as hypersensitive or atopic and produce large amounts of antibodies against certain allergens ... Read more

    Allergies
    December 1, 2010 at 04:25 PM
  • Is it OK for asthmatics to do exercise?

    The importance of keeping fit and being sporty when asthmatic Advice to follow Choosing a sport when you are asthmatic It is important for all asthmatics to enjoy a normal life including doing sports and exercise. For some children and ... Read more

    Asthma
    January 22, 2011 at 04:27 PM