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Shoulder pain is common in our community. The good news is that with appropriate treatment pain will improve so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy...
Pain is our built-in alarm system. It makes us aware that something might be going wrong in our body. However, there are many things you can do to deal effectively with persistent pain...
Back pain is common. Some people will develop back pain that is persistent (lasts more than three months). There are many things that you can do to live well with back pain...
Living with persistent pain isn’t easy. Your doctor can help you balance your pain, your treatment and hurdles you encounter in life...
People who are colourblind can't see some colours or see them differently from other people. Colour blindness is inherited, and affects more boys than girls. Out of 20 boys, it is likely that one or...
Conjunctivitis is an eye infection caused by a bacteria or virus. Symptoms include eye redness, a discharge and swollen lids. Conjunctivitis is treated with antibacterial eye drops or ointment...
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus. There is no cure, specific treatment or vaccine for Zika virus...
Scientists are trying to understand why some people have a heart attack or heart disease, even though they don't have a 'high' cholesterol level or blood pressure...
While undisturbed mould is not a major health hazard for most people, there are some important safety tips to follow when trying to remove mould. There are also some easy steps to take to reduce the...
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