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PROSTATE CANCER - a patient's guide

About 10 percent of men will get prostate cancer. This article provides an in depth look at the symptoms, treatment and the advantages and disadvantages of screening for the disease.


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Febrile Convulsions in Children

A febrile convulsion can be a frightening experience. Fortunately , complications are rare and the outlook is excellent for the vast majority of children affected. This article outlines important aspects and ma…


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POLIO VACCINE - a patient's guide

The polio vaccine protects against polio which still occurs in some parts of the world. The vaccine is recommended as part of the childhood immunisation schedule. This article profiles the vaccine and its rare …


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HEADLICE - a patient's guide

Headlice have been increasing since the 1970s. They can be hard to eradicate. This article includes some suggestions for treating the problem.


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STREP THROAT - a patient's guide

An estimated 10 percent of sore throats are due to strep throat. This article discusses the symptoms and the controversy over the use of antibiotics to cure it.


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