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Appendicitis: What you need to know

Appendicitis refers to a situation causing inflammation of the appendix. Acute appendicitis has an incidence of 7-12 per cent in the UK and is the most common abdominal surgical emergency, resulting in 70,000 appendectomies per year.

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The Month of Excess: How to Stay Safe in December

Throughout the month of December, many of us put enormous pressure on our bodies with excessive food and alcohol, and we are more likely to put ourselves in potentially risky situations. Here are our top tips to ensure you stay safe in the month of excess that is December

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In the UK, The Migraine Trust has estimated that approximately 190k people a day suffer with a migraine attack. 25 million work or school days are believed to be lost a year and it is estimated that every three in a hundred GP consultations are related to migraines.

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Movember is an annual event involving men growing a moustache during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer as well as men's suicide. The idea is to donate money through that you might have otherwise spent on shaving or grooming to educate about cancers that affect men in particular.

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National Stress Awareness Day - November 1st

The easier question might be to ask ‘who isn’t stressed’. An essential myth debunker is that stress is not always a bad thing. Without the ability to feel stress, mankind wouldn’t have survived. Our ancestors used the onset of stress to alert them to a potential danger. Today during small periods of stress we can be very productive people, and achieve great things. The problem arises when the levels and persistence of this natural feature become too much.

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Zero or Three Breasts?

The minute I found out I had breast cancer I offered my surgeon the opportunity to chop off my breast, have a full mastectomy, even take both if she wanted, anything to get rid of the cancer that had invaded by body. Little did I know that it wasn’t quite that easy.

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