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  • Getting a tattoo: the health risks to be aware of

    Can I get my tattoo removed on the NHS? http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/2567.aspx?categoryid=68&subcategoryid=154A GP explains the potential hea...
  • Shingles expert

    Shingles is a viral infection of a nerve and the area of skin around it. A GP describes causes, symptoms and treatment options for shingles....
  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis is a common condition in which small pieces of the womb lining (the endometrium) are found outside the womb. A gynaecologist e...
  • Labial fusion

    Labial fusion, or adhesion, is a membrane that obscures the vagina. This minor condition affects about two to five per cent of young girls b...
  • Accident prevention: teenagers

    Henrietta Bond from the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) with advice on how to avoid some of the accidents that commonly occur among y...
  • Macular degeneration (wet) -Lee's story

    Lee has age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a painless eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision (the abil...
  • Self-harm

    An expert explains why young people may self-harm, and describes some of the different forms it can take on. Caroline, director of Harmless,...
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

    Lucy used to have PMS. She describes how the condition affected her physically and psychologically, and what it took to get diagnosed. An ex...
  • Malaria

    Malaria is a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes. This video explains how malaria is treated and what can be done to help prevent contr...
  • Haemophilia

    An expert describes the different types of haemophilia, a genetic condition that affects the bloods ability to clot. Ryan has severe haemoph...
  • Improving your health outdoors with the Green Gym

    Get fit for free http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/free-fitness.aspx Green Gym is an initiative of the BTCV a UK environmental volu...
  • HIV and pregnancy

    Sarah has HIV. She describes her pregnancy and the steps she had to take to ensure shed have a healthy baby. An expert explains what HIV is ...
  • Sexual assault and rape

    Victoria was raped in 2009. She describes what happened to her and how she has been affected. And an expert gives advice on where to find yo...
  • Diabetic retinopathy: Tim's story

    In 2004, Tim was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. He describes how he was diagnos...
  • Asthma: an animation

    Asthma is a chronic condition that can be managed but not cured. This animation explains asthma in detail.\r\rFor more information visit the...

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