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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

Will a kind doctor help you feel better?

The placebo effect – where medication can make you feel better because you think it will, even if it doesn’t

Can botox help reduce migraine attacks?

If you know someone who experiences migraines, or get them yourself, you know how debilitating they can be. An ongoing

A pain in the knee

Persistent knee pain, often experienced by people with knee osteoarthritis, is a major contributor to disability and can cause loss

Tai Chi for the knee

Knee osteoarthritis is a condition characterised by the breakdown of cartilage inside the knee and is a major age-related issue.

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

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