Illness

coping with a chronic illness

Coping with a chronic illness

A chronic condition is one that is likely to be with you every day for the rest of your life. Typical examples include diabetes, arthritis, angina, or osteoporosis. There are many others. Unlike a tummy bug or a broken bone there is no end in sight for sufferers of chronic illnesses. Coping with a chronic

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The Samaritans

The Samaritans

The Samaritans is a charitable organisation that offers 24/7 support to anyone across the UK and the Republic of Ireland who feels they are in distress or who simply needs to talk. There are 201 separate branches, and the Samaritans have been offering a non-judgemental listening ear for more than 60 years. Since 1984 the

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NSPCC

NSPCC

Almost 1 in 10 children in the UK are neglected by their parents or carers. Their emotional, behavioral and physical anguish often leads to a lifetime of struggling; the ability to lead a normal life often interrupted by confusion and sorrow about their upbringing. But it can be prevented. The NSPCC defines neglect as the

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HIV and Aids

HIV and AIDS

It is now over 30 years since HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) started to hit the headlines yet misconceptions about the disease are still going strong. Here we bust some of the myths surrounding the condition and offer some facts that dispel them.  •I can catch HIV from coming into contact

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hayfever symptoms and treatments

Hayfever symptoms and treatments

Spring and Summer are can be a time of runny-nosed, itchy-eyed misery for hayfever sufferers. This common allergic condition affects more than 10 million people in the UK alone at some point in their lives. If you’re not sure if that sneezing fit was just a cold, or something more, then read on for all

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Painkiller safety

Painkiller safety

Painkillers are something we all reach for from time to time but usually swallow down without actually bothering to read the leaflet that comes with them. Over the counter painkillers are widely used and are generally regarded as being safe and effective. However, painkiller safety is not to be overlooked. Different types of painkiller There

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