Hearing loss is a common problem with ageing, and there are now many different types of hearing aids available to suit individual needs. This article provides an overview of hearing aids and how they work.
A stroke can be a devastating event for patients and their families. This article discusses the treatment and prognosis for stroke patients.
Computed tomography (CT scanning) is used for scanning most parts of the body. This article explains what to do before the scan and what happens during the procedure.
MRI scanning is the most advanced diagnostic technique. This article outlines what safety precautions are required and how the scan is performed.
Ultrasound scanning is a common diagnostic technique. It is often used during pregnancy and to diagnose medical problems. This article outlines how the scan is performed and what preparation is required.
This article explains the technical terms and jargon used during infertility treatment, and is a helpful guide for those undergoing or considering treatment.
Surgery can cure lung cancer in about half the number of patients who have the operation. This article outlines the best candidates for surgery and how it is performed
The development of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injections (ICSI) has offered hope of a genetic child to infertile men. This article outlines this treatment and other options for infertile men.
IVF and GIFT offer hope of a genetic child to many infertile couples. This article outlines how the procedures are carried out, and their success rates.
Leg ulcers are a common problem with ageing and are often slow to heal. This article looks at why they occur and what can be done to help.
The new Thin Prep pap smear test uses the latest technology to test for pre-cancerous changes on the cervix. This article looks at the advantages over the traditional screening method.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the mucous lining and can be a result of an allergy or a nasal infection. This article details the symptoms and treatment of the condition.