Peptic ulcers: what causes them?

Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach (gastric ulcers) and the first part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcers). They result

Hepatitis: an overview

Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) is an illness that can cause permanent and life-threatening damage. Why your liver is important

Pancreas and insulin: An Overview

  Pancreas and insulin Your pancreas is one of the organs of your digestive system. It lies in your abdomen,

Haemorrhoids treatments

If you have symptoms of haemorrhoids, it is important to visit your doctor to make sure that the bleeding, pain

Asthma and gastric reflux

The asthma-GORD connection Recent medical research has been trying to unravel the connection between 2 very common conditions: asthma and


What is heartburn? Heartburn is a form of dyspepsia or indigestion. It is caused by oesophageal reflux. Oesophageal reflux occurs

Beach sand carries greater health risk than the water

The regular reports of water quality at popular beaches provide a measure of the levels of bacteria typically found in

Colon polyps (bowel polyps)

Bowel polyps, also known as colon polyps, are small growths of tissue on the wall of the colon (large bowel) or

Oesophageal cancer: what is it?

Oesophageal cancer (also called cancer of the oesophagus) is a malignant tumour that grows in the lining of the oesophagus.

Bowel cancer treatments

Making treatment decisions Sometimes it is difficult to decide on the type of treatment to have. You may feel that

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