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BREAST CANCER - Family History

A family history of breast cancer can increase a woman's chances of developing the disease. This article looks at the risk factors for having a relation who has had breast cancer.


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BRONCHIECTASIS - a patient's guide

Bronchiectasis is a lung condition which may be the result of a childhood illness. This article looks at possible causes, the symptoms and what can be done to manage the condition.


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BOILS- A Guide for Patients

Boils can be painful and recurrent boils distressing.This article discusses the causes of various types of boils and describes practical and advanced treatment methods.


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BEWARE OF THE NORMAL X-RAY

Normal x-rays can sometimes fail to detect fractures in athletes. This article outlines other diagnostic options that may be better for diagnosing some sports injuries.


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ATORVASTATIN - a patient's guide

Atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug which can help prevent a stroke or heart attack. This article profiles the medication and how it should be used.


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BEE STINGS - a patient's guide

Bee stings can be dangerous in sensitive individuals. This article gives an overview of first aid and offers suggestions to reduce the risks in future.


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BLOOD CLOTS AND THE PILL - a patient's guide

There has been extensive debate about which type of contraceptive pills may or may not be associated with an increased risk of blood clots. This article offers an excellent overview and summary of the current e…


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