Here are some quick tips to help you make the most of the medicine your doctor prescribes and ensure that you take and dispose of it safely.
Salmonella poisoning is food poisoning caused by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. It usually causes sudden fever, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
People with panic disorder have repeated panic attacks that often occur out of the blue, and agoraphobia is a common complication. But there are treatments available for panic disorder.
Aspirin is used to treat pain and fever and also has a role in preventing heart attacks and strokes. Find out the side effects and who should not take aspirin.Medicines
Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that can infect the intestines and cause gastroenteritis symptoms such as watery diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, nausea and vomiting.Gastrointestinal Health
Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that feed on human blood by biting the skin. Their bites are small, red itchy bites on areas of skin exposed while you are sleeping.Skin & Hair
Stress affects different people in different ways - genetics and your life experiences play a part in how it affects you, and how you cope with it.Mental Health
What is natural family planning? Is it effective? Find out about the different methods and the advantages and disadvantages of natural family planning.Babies & Pregnancy
Amnesia means loss of memory. Transient global amnesia is a sudden temporary episode of memory loss, characterised by the person repeating questions.Seniors' Health Symptoms
Our consumption of free sugar has tripled since 1960, with soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit juice and cordial the most significant sources. The World Health Organization recommends free sugars be less than 10% of your total energy intake - that's 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 teaspoons for men.Nutrition & Weight
Syphilis is a highly infectious sexually transmissible infection. It usually starts with a painless sore on the genitals called a chancre.Sexual Health
Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that causes a bright-red rash featuring small bumps that make it feel like sandpaper. It usually starts with a sore throat.Kids' & Teens' Health Skin & Hair
Bursitis is inflammation of the soft tissue space between joints, usually caused by overuse of a joint, or when a joint is under pressure for extended periods of time.Exercise & Fitness
Hepatitis B infection can be either acute (short-lived) or chronic (long-term). Chronic hepatitis B can lead to complications such as cirrhosis (liver scarring), liver failure and liver cancer.Gastrointestinal Health
Pubic lice are also known as crabs. They are small parasites which can live in pubic hair, as well as the hair of the eyebrows and eyelashes.Sexual Health
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a progressive and painful condition where the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel.Skin & Hair
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) is a condition where the body's immune system attacks the nerves. Symptoms include weakness or paralysis of the muscles.First Aid & Self-Care
Restless legs syndrome causes unpleasant sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move the legs to try to relieve the sensations, making it difficult to sleep.Pain
Corticosteroids (steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. Depending on the condition that is being treated, steroid injections can provide pain relief for several weeks to many months.Medicines Pain
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that’s caused by infection with a virus. Most children with chickenpox develop an itchy rash that lasts for about 10 days.Kids' & Teens' Health
Ringworm is a type of tinea - a fungal skin infection. The main symptom is round patches of dry, scaly, red skin. Read our fact sheet to find out how to treat and prevent ringworm.Skin & Hair
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