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

    2010-05-21
    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

    2010-05-21
    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

    2010-05-21
    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

    2010-05-21
    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

    2010-05-21
    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

    2010-05-21
    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

    2010-03-29
    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)

    2010-03-29
    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

    2010-03-29
    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

    2010-03-29
    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

    2010-03-12
    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

    2010-03-12
    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

    2010-03-12
    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

    2010-03-12
    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

    2010-02-24
    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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