Cancer - avoiding hair loss and scalp cooling

I am about to start chemotherapy for a cancer of the ovary. One of my biggest fears is losing my hair and I have heard ... Full story


Calf pain

I am 22-years-old and every now and then I get a pain in my calf. What kind of things might cause this? Fortunately in the ... Full story

Campbell de Morgan spots

I have small red spots on my chest called Campbell de Morgan spots. My doctor has told me that they are nothing to worry about, ... Full story

Calcium levels

From my late teens onwards I have eaten very little calcium, and only now at the age of 43 realise how important calcium is because ... Full story

Byssinosis - lung disease

I would be grateful if you could tell me what Byssinosis is? My mother's brother, who lives in Madras, has recently been diagnosed with this ... Full story

Burnout - how to stop it

My job, as a nurse manager of an intensive care unit, has become increasingly demanding over the past few years. There are times that I ... Full story

What are bunions?

A bunion is an abnormal enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe. Although they are more common in older people, they ... Full story

What is a bursa (Bursitis)?

A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that usually overlays a bone or a joint and acts as a shock absorber. There are two types: 1. Anatomical ... Full story

Bundle branch block

I have recently been diagnosed as having bundle branch block. My doctor has told me that it's nothing to worry about and that about 10% ... Full story

I play football and seem to bruise more easily than my mates. Why is this?

Anything that impacts on the body may cause the tiny blood vessels, called capillaries, which lie beneath the skin to rupture. When this happens the ... Full story