Preventing Ovarian Cancer

There's currently no reliable screening test for ovarian cancer. However, there are a number of things that may help to prevent ovarian cancer. Stopping Ovulation And The Contraceptive Pill Each time you ovulate, your ovaries are damaged by the

Inguinal Hernia

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Your muscles are usually strong and tight enough to keep your intestines and organs in place, but a hernia can develop if there

Molar Pregnancy

A molar pregnancy is an unsuccessful pregnancy, where the placenta and foetus do not form properly, and a baby does not develop. What Happens In a normal pregnancy, the placenta provides nourishment to the developing baby and removes waste product

Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer 

See your doctor as soon as possible if you have any Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. Your GP will gently feel your tummy (abdomen) and ask you about your symptoms, general health and whether there's a history of ovarian or Breast Cancer in your fami

Femoral Hernia

A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Your muscles are usually strong and tight enough to keep your intestines and organs in place, but a hernia can develop if there a


A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. In many cases, hernias cause no or very few symptoms, although you may notice a swelling or lump in your tummy (abdomen) or gr

Causes of Ovarian Cancer

Several possible causes of ovarian cancer have been identified, along with risks that may make developing the condition more likely. Cancer begins with a change (mutation) in the structure of the DNA in cells, which can affect how they grow. T

Managing Dyslexia

While dyslexia is a lifelong problem, there's a range of specialist educational interventions that can help children with their reading and writing. These interventions are generally most effective if they're started at a young age. The ty


An endoscopy is a procedure where the inside of your body is examined using an endoscope. Endoscope An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light source and a video camera at one end. Images of the inside of your body are relayed to

Diagnosing Dyslexia

The earlier a child with dyslexia is diagnosed, the more effective educational interventions are likely to be. However, identifying dyslexia in young children can be difficult for both parents and teachers, because the signs and symptoms are no


When it comes to teething, all babies are different. But your baby will probably get their first tooth some time during their first year. Keep reading to find out how to spot when your baby is teething and what order your baby's teeth are likely


A facelift (rhytidectomy) is cosmetic surgery to lift up and pull back the skin to make the face tighter and smoother. The procedure is designed to reduce flabby or sagging skin around the lower half of the face (mainly the jowls) and neck. If yo

Causes of Chickenpox 

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. You catch it by coming into contact with someone who is infected. Chickenpox is a very contagious infection. Around 90% of people who have not previously had chickenpox will become infected wh

Symptoms of Dyslexia

Symptoms of dyslexia The signs and symptoms of dyslexia differ from person to person. Each individual with the condition will have a unique pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Some of the most common signs of dyslexia are outlined below. Presch

Diagnosing chickenpox 

You or your child should not usually need any medical tests to diagnose chickenpox. You can be pretty sure that it is chickenpox if there are the key symptoms of a mild fever followed by an itchy rash, with blisters and scabs. Chickenpox s

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a serious viral infection that is spread by certain types of mosquito. It’s mainly found in sub-Saharan Africa, South America and parts of the Caribbean. The condition can be prevented with a vaccination and is a very rare cause

Preventing Chickenpox

Preventing The Spread of Chickenpox If your child has chickenpox, Public Health England recommends that you inform their school or nursery, and keep them at home for five days. If you have chickenpox, stay off work and at home until you're no l

Preventing Toothache

Preventing Toothache The best way to avoid getting toothache and other dental problems is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. To do this, you should: Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks – you should have these as


Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling. It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing.


Toothache refers to pain in and around the teeth and jaws that's usually caused by tooth decay. You may feel toothache in many ways. It can come and go or be constant. Eating or drinking can make the pain worse, particularly if the food or drink i

Symptoms of Chickenpox 

The most commonly recognised chickenpox symptom is a spotty, blistering red rash that can cover the entire body. Chickenpox Spots The spots normally appear in clusters and tend to be: Behind the ears On the face Over the scalp On t

Toothache Causes

Causes Of Toothache Toothache occurs when the innermost layer of the tooth (dental pulp) becomes inflamed. The pulp is made up of sensitive nerves and blood vessels. Dental pulp can become inflamed as a result of: Tooth decay – this lea

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are characterised by an abnormal attitude towards food that causes someone to change their eating habits and behaviour. A person with an eating disorder may focus excessively on their weight and shape, leading them to make unhealt


Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. It causes a rash of red, itchy spots that turn into fluid-filled blisters. They then crust over to form scabs, which eventually drop off. Some childr

Diagnosing Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is most frequently diagnosed through blood and urine tests. Screening If you are in a high-risk group for developing CKD, it is important to be regularly screened for the condition. People who are not in a high-risk