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Night terrors

If your child has short episodes of screaming and thrashing about in their sleep, they may be having night terrors (sleep terrors). Night terrors do not harm your child and stop happening as children get older.

Kids' & Teens' Health

Measles self-care

Measles is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. It is most common in children and is spread by coughing, sneezing or sometimes kissing. Find out what products are available for measles.

Pharmacy Care

Drinking water

The average person can survive for 40 days without food, but most people will die if they go for more than 72 hours without a drink.

Nutrition & Weight

Paronychia

Paronychia is an inflammation of the skin bordering a fingernail or toenail. This inflammation can be classified as acute or chronic, depending on your symptoms, the cause of the inflammation and how long you have had it.

Skin & Hair

Achilles tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. It can be caused by overly tight calf muscles and excessive uphill or downhill running, amongst other things.

Exercise & Fitness

Ankle sprain

Ankle sprain is damage to the ankle ligaments caused by a single sudden incident. A serious sprain may involve partial of complete tear of a ligament.

Exercise & Fitness

Vitamins

Vitamins are chemical substances that our body needs for good health. Fat soluble vitamins are not affected by cooking, but water soluble vitamins can be lost in the cooking process.

Nutrition & Weight

Lactose intolerance

Lactase deficient people do not have enough lactase, the enzyme that helps break down lactose and they suffer from lactose intolerance. The main symptoms of lactose intolerance are bloating and wind. 

Nutrition & Weight

Menstrual cycle: normal

All you need to know about periods, including what's normal and what's not. Plus, see what happens inside your body during the different phases of a normal menstrual cycle.

Women's Health

Adult immunisation

Adequate vaccination is just as important for adults as it is for children. Find out about the diseases you should consider being vaccinated against.

Seniors' Health

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) grows in places outside the uterus, often causing pain and sometimes problems with fertility.

Women's Health