Clinical update

Domestic violence

Domestic abuse can take the form of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour as well...

Motor neurone disease

Motor neurone disease describes a group of related diseases, affecting the neurones in the...

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common, relapsing and often lifelong disorder that...

Myeloma

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a form of cancer that arises from plasma cells,...

Pneumonia

An infection of the lung tissue, pneumonia is common and has a high mortality rate.

Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infection that mainly affects the lungs, however it can affect any...

Colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK, after breast, lung and...

Zika virus

Zika virus disease is caused by a virus that is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito.

Sepsis

Each year in the UK there are an estimated 150,000 cases of sepsis, and 44,000 people die as...

Continence

Continence is the ability to voluntarily control emptying the bladder and bowels effectively...

ADHD and medication

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition characterised by...

Discharge planning

Delays in the discharge of patients from hospital place a huge burden on the NHS, says the...

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance, affecting more than...

Improving cognitive function

Age-related decline in mental ability varies from person to person. Individuals with mild...

Childhood arthritis

About 15,000 children and young people are believed to have arthritis, a condition that...

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common lung infection affecting babies and young children.

Smoking and pregnancy

In England, around 70,000 babies every year are born to mothers who smoke

Menopause

Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation and loss of reproductive function. In...

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