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  • HIV: The Facts

    In 2012, there were 6,360 new diagnoses of HIV in the UK. At the end of 2012, around 100,000 people were living with HIV. Find out how to protect against HIV, and where to get tested if you're worried. It's estimated that nearly a quarter of people…

  • How to look after your feet if you have diabetes

    It's especially important to look after your feet if you have diabetes. Here's how to take care of your feet and advice on when to get professional help. Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as peripheral neuropathy.…

  • How to look after your heart

    Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the UK's biggest killer, causing around 73,000 deaths every year. That's an average of 200 people every day, or one every seven minutes. Almost 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from coronary heart disease, but things could be very…

  • Insulin-dependent diabetes

    Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar (glucose) level to become too high. The hormone insulin, produced by the pancreas, is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood. There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 -…

  • Intracranial hypertension

    Intracranial hypertension (IH) is the medical name for a build-up of pressure around the brain. It can come on suddenly - for example, as the result of a severe head injury, stroke or brain abscess. This is known as acute IH. It can also be a persistent, long-lasting…

  • Joint pain

    Joint pain is a very common problem with many possible causes - but it's usually a result of injury or arthritis. In older people, joint pain that gets steadily worse is usually a sign of osteoarthritis. It may affect just one joint, or many. See your GP if you…

  • Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK. There are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages of lung cancer, but many people with the…

  • Non-insulin-dependent diabetes

    Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. The hormone insulin - produced by the pancreas - is responsible for controlling the amount of glucose in the blood There are two main types of diabetes: type 1 - where…

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition in which a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It affects men, women and children and can develop at any age. Some people develop the condition early, often around puberty, but it typically develops during…

  • Peripheral arterial disease

    Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a common condition, in which a build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries restricts blood supply to leg muscles. It's also known as peripheral vascular disease (PVD). These pages cover: Symptoms When to see your GP Causes Treatment Complications Symptoms of…