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  • Alopecia: Gita's story

    Hair loss, or alopecia, affects an estimated 8 million women in the UK. In this video Gita Mendis talks about her experience of alopecia areata, how she felt when she noticed her hair loss and the tre...
  • Genetic tests: Barbara's story

    Barbara, three of her sisters and her grandmother were diagnosed with cancer. She and other family members decided to have a genetic test. Find out why they decided to be tested, how they found out wh...
  • Goitre

    In this video, a consultant endocrinologist describes possible causes of a goitre, an abnormal swelling of the thyroid gland that causes a lump in the neck. She also explains why it is important to ge...
  • Genetic tests

    There are many reasons why people decide to have genetic tests. A geneticist explains what genetic testing involves, the reasons for having or not having it, and how to deal with a positive test resul...
  • Black men and prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer to affect men. A consultant urologist describes what the prostate is and how it functions, and also explains who is most at risk of developing the cancer ...
  • Carers Emergency Scheme

    Gordon Conochie form the Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care explains the Carers Emergency Scheme, which gives piece of mind to carers. David, who cares for his partner Martin, carries...
  • Tinnitus

    Tinnitus causes people to hear constant sounds in one ear, both ears or in their head. An audiologist explains the possible causes and effects it often has, such as stress and anxiety, plus how to dea...
  • Bell's palsy

    Bell's palsy is the temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles in one side of the face. In this video, a speech therapist explains who is most at risk and describes common causes and treatment opt...
  • Pneumonia: Simon's story

    Simon developed pneumonia (an inflammation of the tissue in one or both of your lungs) in 2010. He describes the symptoms he experienced, the treatment he received and how the condition affected his a...
  • Ectopic pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb. Records show there are 11,000 ectopic pregnancies in the UK each year, but the actual figure is thought to be higher...
  • Why I breastfeed

    New mums talk about the benefits of breastfeeding for them and their babies and give tips on what to do if you have difficulties breastfeeding. Read more about the benefits of breastfeeding. http://w...
  • Hip operation: animation

    This detailed animation explains how a hip replacement is done and why it would be needed. Also watch the knee replacement animation http://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/medialibrary.aspx?Uri=video/2009/Aug...
  • Dealing with child sex abuse

    A child sex abuse consultant from the Marie Collins Foundation explains what to do if you think a child is being harmed, and how to discuss the subject of abuse with a child. How can I tell if a chil...
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning

    Carbon monoxide poisoning kills around 50 people a year in the UK. An expert explains how the gas affects the body, the symptoms it causes and how to treat it. Find out more about how to prevent carbo...
  • Breastfeeding twins

    Developing a routine around your babies' feeding patterns can help you cope with caring for your newborns. In this video, a breastfeeding support specialist gives practical advice on how to breastfeed...

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