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This week: National Pain Week

Back Pain

Pain in the lower back is one of the commonest things that people experience. Indeed, it’s likely that through the […]
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Pain: An Introduction

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.
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Neuropathic Pain

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Neuropathic pain by professional health specialists.

Latest Medical News

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Parasite study may improve global health

The potential for new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and autism has improved...

New therapy targets aggressive form of leukaemia

Exciting new cancer research could lead to a new approach to the treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML). AML is […]

No postcode untouched by stroke

Stroke is a devastating disease that places significant demands on health services, families and the community across the country. This […]
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Neurology/Neurophysiology Feature Pages

A diverse range of conditions, from excessive sweating to epilepsy, are underpinned by neurological abnormalities. Read expert advice about...
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All about Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which causes red or white scaly patches of skin which are often itchy. It can affect a person’s mood and...
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Perennial Allergies

Allergies occur when the immune system reacts abnormally to a substance such as pollen that poses no threat to the body. Perennial allergies...
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Physio Q/A: Text neck

Reader question: Dear VMC, My partner has what’s called ‘text neck’ – what does it actually mean and what can […]
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Hand hygiene technique: hand washing with soap and water

This article explains the correct technique to wash your hands, an easy and effective way to prevent the spread of infection.

Nasal sprays and washes for cold and flu

Nasal irrigation (washing the nasal cavity with fluid) can be used to remedy cold and flu symptoms like a blocked nose and is usually used in...