Backache is a very common symptom. This article outlines the usual course, investigations and treatment options.
A barium enema is often used to diagnose bowel problems such as diverticular disease and polyps. This article explains the procedure and what preparation is required.
Bipolar disorder is marked by big mood swings between elation and depression. This article provides an overview for diagnosis and treatment.
Bell's Palsy is a paralysis of one side of the face which can be extremely distressing. This article looks at the possible cause, prognosis and treatment issues.
Bad breath is also known as halitosis and can be very distressing for sufferers. While improved dental hygiene can cure most problems, in some cases bad breath can signal an underlying medical condition.
A recent study has confirmed Auckland, New Zealand, has the highest rate of melanoma in the world. Dr Jones outlines the results of his study published in the World Journal of Surgery.
This article explains what the word means and gives a brief outline of some of the common types of biopsy
This article outlines the people who may benefit from vaccination against this common and potentially serious infection.
This inherited lifelong condition affects the blood clotting factors in some people. This article describes the condition, its effects, complications, treatment and inheritance.
This is a common virus that does not usually cause severe problems. It is a common cause of sore throats and can occasionally cause more serious illness particularly in newborns. This article provides a good ov…
This is a condition characterised by white patches on the skin. The exact cause is unknown,but this article outlines current understanding and offers some guidance.
This article gives an overview of why medicines are taken in different ways. Advice of when to take some of the more common medications is provided in the lists at the end.