Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis is a broad term used to describe joint disease or pain. It is a commonly seen illness and affects an estimated 10% of men and 18% of women worldwide. It is one of the most common causes of long term pain and disability. The symptoms can include joint pain,...
Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

As it is Womans Month it makes sense to speak about something very much at the heart of women – breast cancer. Apart from non-melanoma skin cancer, Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women of all races, with a lifetime risk of 1 in 26 for those living in...

Thyroid disorders

We probably know at least one person with a thyroid disorder so it’s an important topic to discuss and be aware of. Our thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland at the base of our neck in front of our trachea, that helps to regulate our metabolism. Most of the time...

Fevers in children

Fever is very common in young children. More than 60% of parents with children aged between six months and five years say their child has had one. In children under five, a fever is considered to be a temperature higher than 37.5C. It’s usually caused by a minor...