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Kidney stones – symptoms, causes and treatment

What are kidney stones? Kidney stones are hard crystalline masses of varying shapes and sizes that form on the inside

Shingles self-care

General Information See Your Pharmacist or Medical Professional Treatment Tips Treatment Options More Information General Information Shingles is a painful

Guillain-Barre syndrome

What is Guillain-Barré syndrome? Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks the peripheral nerves

Corticosteroid injections

Corticosteroids (also known as steroids) are medicines that can be used to treat inflammation. When corticosteroids are injected into or

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes chronic (ongoing) problems with generalised pain, tenderness and muscle stiffness throughout the body, alongside

Shingles: essential facts

9 things you should know about shingles (herpes zoster) People who have had chickenpox (about 90% of adults) can later

Epidurals

What is an epidural? An epidural is a spinal procedure that delivers anaesthetic or painkilling drugs to the nerves that

Neuropathy in diabetes

What is diabetic neuropathy? Neuropathy in diabetes is also called diabetic nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. People with diabetes mellitus

Teething: Some signs and treatments

Teething is the process when a baby’s first (primary) teeth emerge through the gums. They usually arrive in a set

Neck pain: symptoms and causes

Your neck is a complex interlocking structure consisting of bones, joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Its main job is

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