Thyroid nodules

Thyroid nodules are fluid-filled or solid lumps in the thyroid gland in the neck. Sometimes the nodules secrete excessive amounts of thyroid hormone - this is called a toxic adenoma or ‘hot nodule’.

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Pain in children

It is not always easy to know when or why your child is in pain. Pain can be caused by injury or illness, such as a sore throat or ear infection. Find out what products are available for pain in children.

Pharmacy Care

Eardrum perforation

Eardrum perforation can be caused by infection, a blow to the ear, injury from an object inserted in the ear, or exposure to a sudden loud noise.

Hearing Health


Astigmatism is type of refractive error where the front surface of the eye (the cornea) or the lens inside the eye has an irregular curvature which causes the vision to be distorted and blurred.

Eye Health


By being aware of the signs of bullying and knowing the best ways to tackle the problem, you can help your child deal with bullying before it gets out of hand.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Alcohol: drinking problems

Worried about the harm from excessive drinking? Read about the health and psychological problems that can result from alcohol misuse on


Liver biopsy

Find out what is involved when you have a liver biopsy, in which a small piece of liver tissue is removed to help doctors detect liver abnormalities.

Tests & Investigations


Bronchiolitis is a viral chest infection that affects mainly babies under a year old and may cause breathing difficulties, wheeze and a cough.

Respiratory Health