Clinical update

Dementia and frailty

Dementia encompasses many, usually progressive, brain disorders that lead to a loss of brain...

Liver disease

Liver disease is the fifth biggest killer in the UK and, according to the British Liver...

Birth after caesarean section

Around one quarter of births in the UK are delivered by caesarean section (CS), with 15% of...

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term for all diseases of the heart and blood...

Head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancers include those that affect the mouth and throat, as well as rarer...

Foot health and homelessness

Statistics published in February by the Department for Communities and Local Government show...

Pain

Pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health treatment.

Diabetes

According to Diabetes UK, more than one in 16 people in the UK has diagnosed or undiagnosed...

Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis is a serious condition that can kill within hours. In 2011 and 2012,...

End of life care

According to the Office for National Statistics, 506,790 deaths were registered in England...

Malignant melanoma

Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that occurs when cells in the skin develop abnormally.

Female genital mutilation

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines female genital mutilation (FGM) as procedures...

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder in which the airway closes, causing a...

Breast cancer

According to the Office for National Statistics, 53,339 women in the UK were newly diagnosed...

Health in the workplace

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2011/12 there were 27 million working...

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and one of the leading causes of pain...

Suspected cancer

One in two people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, says Cancer Research UK,...

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with more than 42,000 men newly diagnosed...

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