Illness

Female acne sufferer

Adult Acne: How to cope

As if it were not bad enough in your teens, one in five women aged 25-40 suffer from adult acne too.  A miserable affliction, it can be unsightly, painful, and make you incredibly self-conscious at a time when you should be feeling that you are in the prime of your life.  There is no “cure”

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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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Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be unpleasant and can even in serious cases lead to death. Good news is it rare in the UK due to the effectiveness of the MMR vaccination. Anyone can get measles unless they have been vaccinated, and it’s commonly found in children aged between one and

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Chickenpox

What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that causes a rash of this itchy spots, these spots then turn into fluid filled blisters before forming scabs which eventually fall off. Some children may only bare a few spots, whilst others entire body can be covered. They commonly appear on the face, ears, scalp,

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Meningitis signs and symptoms

Meningitis is an infection of the meninges (protective membranes) that surround the brain and spinal cord. This infection causes the meninges to become swollen and in some cases can damage the nerves and brain. Meningitis signs and symptoms in children Absolutely anyone of any age can get meningitis, although babies and young children are often

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Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome also known as TSS, is a rare but life-threatening bacterial infection. How does it happen? It’s when Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes invade the body’s blood stream and release poisonous toxins. These bacteria normally live harmlessly on the skin. These toxins can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, high fever, dizziness, confusion and a massive

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