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Most cases of cervical cancerAbnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. are triggered by persistent infectionInvasion by organisms that may be harmful, for example bacteria or parasites. with the human papilloma virusA sexually transmitted virus that can cause genital warts and may also have a role in the development of various cancers. and about half of cases are seen in women aged between 35 and 55.
Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel diseaseA group of inflammatory conditions of the intestine. The two major forms are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. that can affect any part of the digestive system, most commonly the small intestineThe section of gut, or gastrointestinal tract, from the stomach to the anus. and the colonThe large intestine..
Sadness, loss of interest in activities and decreased energy can be signs of depression.
Diabetes is a life-long condition that demands daily care.
People who have it, however, are perfectly able to live full and active lives for as long as they keep their bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other substances through the body, made up of blood cells suspended in a liquid. sugar levels under tight control.
Use the left hand menu for doctor approved information on the condition, starting by clicking here.
Flu is one medical condition we all experience - but why is the virusA microbe that is only able to multiply within living cells. so successful at infecting us and what can we do about it?
Over half the number of deaths that are caused by heart disease and stroke could be prevented if people made simple lifestyle changes.
Use the left hand menu to find out what causes a heart attackThe death of a section of heart muscle caused by an interruption in its blood supply. Also called a myocardial infarction. and what can be done to help prevent one happening. Start by clicking here.
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Post-traumatic stressRelating to injury or concern. disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that is precipitated by the occurrence of a traumatic event, where the associated stressRelating to injury or concern. overwhelms the body’s normal coping responses.