20 Feb 2020
Iron deficiency anaemia
Iron deficiency anaemia is a blood disorder in which haemoglobin, used for transporting oxygen, declines due to low levels of iron in the blood.
04 Oct 2019
The Rise of the Superbugs: The global threat of antimicrobial resistance
What is the problem and how much of a problem is it? The year 1928 set the scene for one of the most significant public health milestones in history – the discovery of penicillin. Described as a wonder drug, the medical world rejoiced at what was…
19 Sep 2019
Today’s biggest killer: Non-communicable diseases
What is the problem and how much of a problem is it? As the World Health Organization warns, ‘of all the major health threats to emerge, none has challenged the very foundations of public health so profoundly as the rise of chronic noncommunicable diseases…
28 May 2019
6 ways your teeth can become yellow
Yellow teeth can affect your confidence and willingness to smile in public. Learn how enamel in the teeth thins, and what causes the yellowness in…
11 Sep 2012
Breast cancer: Invasive breast carcinoma
Breast cancer originates in the milk ducts or milk-producing tissue of the breasts. Invasive breast carcinoma invades normal healthy tissues.
01 Mar 2012
Generalised hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating affecting the entire body. It has many causes, such as menopause, infection or neurological disease.
30 Dec 2011
Chronic daily headache (incorporating chronic migraine and medication overuse headache)
Chronic daily headache is a syndrome of daily headaches including two distinct diagnoses: chronic migraine and medication overuse headache.
30 Nov 2011
Bed wetting (nocturnal enuresis)
Nocturnal enuresis refers to bed wetting in a child over 5 years of age. It can negatively affect emotional health but can be treated in…
23 Nov 2011
Focal hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating that occurs at one or more specific sites, such as the armpits or palms of the hand. There is no…