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Testicular cancer symptoms

Testicular cancer is cancer which affects males commonly between the ages of 15 and 44. It is one of the less common cancers. Many people experience a painless lump or swelling in the testicles, but other symptoms can include: • a dull ache in the scrotum, this is the sac of skin that hangs underneath

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Glandular fever

Glandular fever is a viral infection that commonly affects young adults. Glandular fever is not usually serious to a person’s health but it can be unpleasant for up to 2 weeks. The most common symptoms include: • sore throat • swollen glands (nodes) in the neck • fatigue, also known as extreme tiredness • a

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Why is my child stressed?

Ask a child what worries them and you’ll probably get ‘when I run fast I worry I’ll fall over’ and ‘sometimes I think there’s a witch in my bedroom’ (true story – straw poll of one). But there’s much more going on in that little head, and a heap of stuff could be piling pressure

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I’m worried my child has ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Many think of ADHD as a new condition that has suddenly developed in recent years as a label to brand hyperactive or ‘badly behaved’ children with. But ADHD is something that has been found in children for years and that stays with them into adulthood. Back then, those children were probably

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I'm worried my child has ADHD

What is ADHD?

ADHD is a condition which has only come into our field of recognition in recent years. That is not to say that it never existed before. We are now better equipped medically and scientifically to identify the symptoms of this disorder, whereas in the past many of its characteristics were simply put down to bad

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Leukaemia

Leukaemia is cancer of the blood; it doesn’t produce lump tumours but produces rampant overproduction of cancerous white blood cells. It is often considered the disease of children but affects more adults. It’s more common in men than women. About 7,000 are affected by it each year in the UK and about 3,000 are acute. The

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