Bloated stomach during periods

Is there anything I can do to help reduce that bloated feeling I get when I have my period? Feeling bloated, or having a sensation ... Full story


What causes blisters?

Single blisters that everyone suffers from time to time are usually caused by friction when something rubs against the skin. Bad fitting shoes are a ... Full story

Scorpion bites

We are spending our Italian summer holiday in a farmhouse in Tuscany. The information for the property casually mentions that we may come across scorpions. ... Full story

Birthmarks - Strawberry Naevi (Red birthmarks)

My granddaughter has been born with a large red birth mark, but the doctors seem very casual about it, and say that it won't need ... Full story

Birthmarks - Port Wine Stain

What is a skin mark called a Port Wine Stain and how is it treated? My sister's new baby has one. A Port Wine Stain is ... Full story

Bipolar disorder (manic depression)

What is Bipolar Disorder? Is it the same as manic depression or something different? If so, how is it different? Bipolar is indeed another name ... Full story

Bicycle helmets and children

My 3-year old twins got tricycles for their birthday, which they are starting to ride around the garden. How soon should I buy them helmets, ... Full story

Beta blockers and impotence

My husband, who is 54, has had angina since he was 50 but it has got worse lately and the doctor has put him on ... Full story

Why do I keep on belching?

I'm finding it so embarrassing not to mention very uncomfortable at times. Whether someone finds belching embarrassing, funny, or irritating depends on where they are, who ... Full story


My father died a few weeks ago after a long illness. Since then, my mother has been acting very strangely. What worries me most is ... Full story