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Sore Throat

Sore throat is a very common and uncomfortable problem. Here’s a run down on the common causes and treatment.   Pharyngitis (Laryngitis & Bronchitis)   Pharyngitis is a viral infection affecting the pharynx (upper...

Artist's impression of the shingles rash. Note it does not cross the midline and occurs in the distribution of a single nerve.

Shingles Vaccine For Older Adults

From November 2016, adults aged between 71 and 79 years of age will be offered free vaccination against shingles. Vaccination could be considered in anyone over 60 years of age.   What is Shingles?...

Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many important functions. It is most well-known for its role in absorbing calcium and preventing osteoporosis but it is also important in reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease and depression....

Ganglion

What is a Ganglion?

A ganglion is a fluid filled lump that usually occurs under the skin. Ganglia feel quite firm, can fluctuate in size and tend to occur around joints, most commonly on the back of the...