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What are the risks of missing a ‘smear’ test (or cervical screening), why are they being missed and what can be done to improve uptake rates? read more about Smear test rates plunge: why, and what can be done about it?
Blepharospasm is a condition where your eyelid involuntarily twitches or blinks. It isn’t a common condition, but it can really impact on the quality of life of those who experience it. read more about Blepharospasm: what is it and how can it be treated?
Watery eye is a common problem, in which tears are constantly produced from your eye. read more about Watery eye: what is it and how can it be treated?
Overactive bladder is estimated to affect between 12-14% of the UK’s population. It can feel like an embarrassing condition to have, but it is treatable, and major strides have been made in treatment in recent years. read more about What is overactive bladder and how can you treat it?
Feeling dizzy is a common enough experience – but when should you start to get worried about dizzy spells, and how does feeling dizzy differ from vertigo? read more about Dizziness and vertigo: what is the difference, and what are the causes?
Gastro-Oesophageal reflux (acid reflux) is a very common condition, which affects up to 20% of the population on a regular basis. About 3% of all GP visits are for symptoms associated with reflux, and half of these are at least the second time patients have been back with the same problem.  read more about How to treat acid reflux effectively
Only 5% of men don’t know how to check themselves for testicular cancer. But there’s still more to do. read more about Movember: awareness is up, but more men need to act
Breast reconstruction is the partial - or total - rebuilding of a woman’s breast following breast surgery, usually as a result of breast cancer. read more about Breast reconstruction surgery: what to expect
Mr Daniel Leff, Consultant in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery at King Edward VII's Hospital, takes us through all the things you always wanted to know about breast cancer - but were too scared to ask. read more about All the things you wanted to know about breast cancer – but never dared ask
Acid reflux is an incredibly common condition, often accompanied by heartburn, with heartburn estimated to affect 25% of adults in the UK. But what causes it, and if you have constant acid reflux, how can it be treated? read more about What causes acid reflux and how can it be treated?