Q I have a friend with muscular dystrophy. He is a young man who developed the disease in the last five years. What can he do to halt the inevitable deterioration? - Sheila Swift, via e-mail
Osteoporosis is mainly a lifestyle disease. There's good evidence that exercise and diet alone can prevent it (J Bone Miner Res, 1988; 3:145-9). The following suggestions apply equally to men.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to treat the condition with alternative methods? She was previously bullied at school, and I am considering whether to home-school her for now to spare her from more of that. - Diane Varty, via e-mail A...
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Warm the affected area using a hot-water bottle or heat pad for instant temporary relief
Mexican researchers report that the use of inhalers can lead to gingivitis in children.
Bacterial meningitis is a terrible disease that usually ends in death, especially among children in developing countries. Up to half of all patients in developing countries
Until the 1950s asthma was not thought to be a life threatening condition. Thus the Oxford Medicine in 1920 said: "Prognosis is excellent. The sensitive type probably never dies in an attack and t ...
I was diagnosed in April last year with polymyalgia. It came on suddenly overnight; having gone to bed the night before perfectly well, I woke up with severe pain in my head, temples, forehead, neck and the base of my spine.
During a general check-up, most doctors recommend that you undergo a cholesterol test to determine whether you are at risk of heart disease. The test measures the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in the serum