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Bowel cancer: do not ignore the warning signs

Every 15 minutes, somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK. Mr Stephen Warren (General and Colorectal Surgeon) explains what bowel cancer is and the main symptoms. He also discusses how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer and why it is important to take part in screening.

Five things that you need to know about hearing loss

Hearing impairment, deafness or hearing loss is a total or partial inability to hear sounds. It is estimated that about 11 million people in the UK have some type of hearing loss. This makes hearing loss the second most common disability in the UK. Although hearing loss is common, it is a hidden condition and often misunderstood by others. People living with hearing loss can feel ignored or forgotten in society.

Excessive sweating – what you need to know

Hyperhidrosis, also known as polyhidrosis or sudorrhea, is a condition characterised by excessive sweating. The sweating can affect just one specific area or the whole body. Although not life-threatening, it can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassment and psychological trauma. In this article, Dr Kathy Taghipour, Consultant Dermatologist, looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hyperhidrosis.

Gallbladder surgery – frequently asked questions

The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ that stores bile, the fluid that helps to digest food. If the gallbladder is not functioning properly (or your bile gets out of balance), hard fragments start to form – these are known as gallstones. These can be as small as a grain of rice or as big as a golf ball. But when do you know if you need surgery on your gallbladder? Mr Niteen Tapuria, Consultant General Surgery, Laparoscopy and Hepatobiliary, takes a closer look

Skincare during the pandemic: essential tips to prevent dry and flaking skin

Washing hands and wearing face-masks are key steps to preventing COVID-19 – but they can also dry out your skin and cause various skin rashes. With the summer months here, it’s important to consider your skincare routine to ensure your skin is protected and doesn't get dry and itchy. Dr Thivi Maruthappu, Consultant Dermatologist at Highgate Private Hospital, explains.

Orthopaedics

Returning to exercise: how to avoid injury in ‘the new normal’

For many people, exercise has become a source of stress relief in tough times, helping them to stay fit and take a break from the tedium of the challenges of the last year. However, with a marked increase in the number of people suffering common sports and exercise-related injuries, it’s important to consider ways to exercise safely. Dr James Thing, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Highgate Hospital, explains.

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Bowel cancer: do not ignore the warning signs

Every 15 minutes, somebody is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK. Mr Stephen Warren (General and Colorectal Surgeon) explains what bowel cancer is and the main symptoms. He also discusses how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer and why it is important to take part in screening.

Returning to exercise: how to avoid injury in ‘the new normal’

For many people, exercise has become a source of stress relief in tough times, helping them to stay fit and take a break from the tedium of the challenges of the last year. However, with a marked increase in the number of people suffering common sports and exercise-related injuries, it’s important to consider ways to exercise safely. Dr James Thing, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant at Highgate Hospital, explains.