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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) causes unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms in the lead up to menstruation. Symptoms go away within a few days of getting your period, but return again each month.

Women's Health

Alcohol: how much is too much?

Too much alcohol can be bad for you. Find out the recommended limits for men and for women, and for other groups of people such as under 18s, 18-25 year olds, seniors and pregnant women.

Addictions

ITB syndrome

ITB friction syndrome is inflammation of the iliotibial band, the strong band of thick tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh.

Exercise & Fitness

Calf strain or tear

Calf strain or tear is caused by overstretching or tearing of either of the 2 calf muscles. It usually starts with sudden pain in the back of the leg.

Exercise & Fitness

Corked thigh

Corked thigh is caused by bleeding into the thigh muscle - usually caused by a direct blow to the thigh during contact sports. A haematoma in the quadriceps muscle may occur.

Exercise & Fitness

Recovery position

The recovery position is used for a casualty who is unconscious but breathing, or for an unconscious person who has foreign material in their airway.

Health Images

Chickenpox in adults

For those adults who didn't catch chickenpox in childhood, or who haven't been vaccinated, an attack of chickenpox can produce serious, sometimes lethal, complications.

First Aid & Self-Care

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye's conjunctiva and may be contagious. Treatment depends on the cause.

Eye Health

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment (detached retina) is a medical emergency when the retina becomes separated from the inside of the eye.  Warning signs include a sudden increase in floaters or flashes. Seek immediate medical attention. This could save your sight.

Eye Health

Eye anatomy

View this anatomical diagram of the eye, showing the eye structure, including the pupil, iris, cornea, retina and optic nerve.

Eye Health

Red eye

Red eye is the term used when irritation or infection causes the eye to be red, itchy, watery and feel gritty. It's sometimes known as a 'bloodshot eye'.

Eye Health

Insomnia

Insomnia (not sleeping) is a problem that most people experience at some time or another. Find out more about insomnia and how to cope with difficulty sleeping.

First Aid & Self-Care

Ovulation testing

If you are trying to get pregnant, ovulation testing can help you work out when you are likely to ovulate and find your most fertile days. There are also natural ways of predicting the best time to conceive.

Babies & Pregnancy

Blood glucose testing

Blood glucose testing measures the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood, and is one of the most common screening tests used for diabetes. Find out more about blood glucose testing.

Pharmacy Care

Oral healthcare

Oral health problems include tooth decay, gum disease, mouth ulcers, halitosis, childhood teething and oral thrush. Find out what products are available to promote oral health.

Pharmacy Care

Sleep problems and snoring

Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time. Find out what products are available for sleep problems and snoring.

Pharmacy Care