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  • Common Cold

    Common Cold Common Cold The common cold is the most frequent childhood infection and young children get on average 3 - 8 colds per year. A common cold causes a stuffy blocked up nose with nasal discharge which at first is clear and... Read more

    June 26, 2010 at 04:37 PM
  • Teeth

    Teeth Feeding-bottle tooth decay Teeth Teething varies between each baby however, teeth can appear anytime between 3 months to 10 months. More commonly they present around 6 to 8 months. Signs that you baby maybe teething are; Mild... Read more

    June 27, 2010 at 04:57 AM
  • Nappy rash

    Nappy rash How to prevent nappy rash Nappy rash Nappy rash is an irritation of the skin on the bottom and or the folds of the groin. The skin is red, inflamed, and sometime weeping. The causes include; friction from nappies, prolonged... Read more

    June 27, 2010 at 02:42 PM
  • The role of plant sterols

    Where are sterols found? A similarity with cholesterol Cholesterol absorption is limited Where are sterols found? Plant sterols, also called phytosterols and are naturally found in many plants, in particular cereals, fruits and... Read more

    October 16, 2010 at 02:51 PM
  • 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 combined pill Disadvantages and Risks Further sources on information The combined pill is the most common form... Read more

    April 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM
  • The Contraceptive Patch

    How effective is the contraceptive patch? How does it work? Advantages Disadvantages and Risks Further sources on information The contraceptive patch is a sticky skin-coloured 5cm square patch. It is stuck onto your skin and releases... Read more

    September 2, 2010 at 05:30 PM
  • Male and Female Condoms

    Male and female condoms are forms of barrier contraception that work by stopping sperm from meeting an egg. The condom is the only contraception method that also prevents sexually transmitted infections. Condoms are made of rubber or a... Read more

    January 29, 2018 at 01:43 PM
  • Foot care in Diabetes

    Statistics How does diabetes affect your feet? Avoiding ulcers and amputation How to look after your feet Hygiene Skincare Nail care Footwear Socks Shoes Things to avoid Podiatry and Chiropody Diabetes can lead to foot ulcers. Ulcers... Read more

    August 8, 2010 at 06:54 AM
  • Asthma

    Up to 5% of children have asthma Risk factors Diagnosing asthma in children Making a diagnosis as early as possible Children that are closely monitored lead a normal life What to do if your child has an acute asthma attack? Sports and... Read more

    July 23, 2013 at 12:37 PM
  • Child Health

    The health of your child remains the most valuable thing for as a mother and father. Unfortunately, children can catch many infections, which thankfully most are benign. Learning about these infections will help you to recognise when... Read more

    July 1, 2010 at 10:35 AM
  • Ear Infection (Otitis Media): Symptoms and Treatments

    Otitis media is an infection and inflammation of the middle ear. It is the second most frequent infection in children after a cold. Ear infections can happen separately, or present with another infection, such as a cold or sore throat.... Read more

    January 29, 2018 at 02:13 PM
  • Scabies

    Scabies is a contagious condition caused by a parasite invisible to the naked eye, a tiny mite called 'sarcoptes scabei'. The female tunnels under the skin, where it lays its eggs. The eggs hatch into mites after a few days. As the... Read more

    November 12, 2013 at 05:11 AM
  • German measles - Rubella

    German measles is a viral disease which lasts approximately for one week. Definition The rubella virus Symptoms Diagnosis Contagion Treatment Risks for a pregnant woman Make sure the expectant mother is protected against German... Read more

    November 10, 2016 at 06:19 AM
  • Parvovirus Infection (Erythema infectiosum)

    The Parvovirus (Erythema infectiosum), is also called 5th disease. It is caused by the parvovirus B19, which is transmitted by respiratory tract, hand to mouth contact, blood products or during pregnancy. Parvovirus is a very common and... Read more

    July 23, 2013 at 12:43 PM
  • Mumps

    Mumps is an infection caused by a viral disease called paramyxovirus and most commonly affects the salivary glands and the parotid glands At which age are children affected? Symptoms Treatment of mumps Complications Orchitis Other... Read more

    November 12, 2013 at 04:13 AM
  • Facial exercises

    Smile, you are developing your facial muscles Crow's feet Smoothing your forehead Vowels Keeping toned skin without going through 'plastic surgery' is possible thanks to easy facial exercises. By oxygenating your muscles and by... Read more

    Beauty care
    October 3, 2010 at 04:26 PM
  • Hair Loss Prevention and Treatment

    Hair grows, lives, then falls out, and that is the natural order of things. In most cases of hair loss, especially male pattern baldness, it is a normal physiological process. But for those who struggle to come to terms with it and for... Read more

    Beauty care
    December 19, 2017 at 02:03 PM
  • Overview of the steps in pregnancy

    The first antenatal visit Throughout your pregnancy you will receive regular care either at the hospital, with your GP or community midwife. You and your baby will have regular checks, discuss concerns and make plans for the baby's... Read more

    June 11, 2010 at 03:24 PM
  • Pregnancy tests

    How the pregnancy test works Confirm your pregnancy as soon as possible Pregnancy tests are sold at chemists and supermarkets. The test detects chorionic gonadotropin (HGC) a hormone secreted only in pregnant women from the early... Read more

    April 18, 2010 at 03:37 PM
  • Food-borne infections caused by toxoplasmosis and listeria

    The rules of basic hygiene Toxoplasmosis Listeriosis Pregnant women In the fetus listeriosis can cause In the newborn Tips for avoiding listeriosis The rules of basic hygiene Hands are the primary sources of germs in food. Wash your... Read more

    April 29, 2010 at 03:50 AM