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Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis describes a group of diseases affecting the stomach or part of the intestine.

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German Measles

German Measles is infectious from two days before the rash appears, until the rash disappears in about four or five days from that date.

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Bites and Stings

Insects are everywhere! They can bite at any time of the day but bites are more likely to occur in the evening so lots of repellant is needed after sunset.

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Measles

The measles virus is highly infectious. However immunisation can prevent it.

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Glue ear

This is a very common condition usually in children, although some adults have been known to have glue ear.

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Sunburn

Prevention is better than cure! Children are particularly susceptible to sunburn and great care should be taken to avoid over-exposure to the harmful effects of the sun.

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Stomach Ache

Most attacks of stomach pains are not serious and are usually caused by indigestion or wind. If the pain increases in intensity you should consult your doctor.

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Weight loss

The risks of being overweight are many, ranging from painful feet and knees to coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The vast majority of people who are overweight would like to weigh less, but we know that instead of the incidence of overweight and obesity decreasing, it is in fact increasing.

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Healthy heart

It is well recognised and accepted that there are many 'risk factors' for heart disease, many of which are lifestyle risk factors.

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Healthy bowels

Today, cancer of the bowel is responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year. The role of diet in maintaining healthy bowels is indisputable and every year, it appears that more and more is understood about the development of disease in the lower end of the gut.

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Osteoporosis and diet

Bone is a complicated structure consisting of minerals, vitamins and protein. The main mineral is calcium. There is over 1Kg of calcium present in the body, but 99% of this is found in the bones.

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Healthy eating

Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right. That is, the balance between all the different nutrients that exist in food and drinks.

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