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LABYRINTHITIS: A COMMON CAUSE OF VERTIGO

As we continue our posts on Ear Health, as part of Deaf Awareness Week, we’re talking all about Labyrinthitis. This unpleasant condition is a common cause of hearing and balance problems, resulting in vertigo symptoms. In this blog post, we talk about how this condition is diagnosed and treated!

THE TOP CAUSES OF VERTIGO

Do you know which organ is responsible for balance? You might be surprised to discover that it is your ears! As part of Deaf Awareness Week 2017, we’ll be touching on ear health, starting with a common symptom of ear problems: dizziness. We explain the difference between a simple ‘dizzy spell’ and the condition ‘Vertigo’, as well as the signs, symptoms and treatment for this condition.

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SKIN CANCER AWARENESS: MELANOMA

As the weather gets warmer, and those long-sleeves turn into short-sleeves, our skin sees more sunshine than usual. While this is great for our Vitamin D levels, too much strong sunshine can put you at risk of skin cancer. Today we discuss the most serious type of skin cancer, Melanoma, and explain the suspicious signs that a mole may be cancerous.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SKIN CANCER?

Skin cancer can affect anyone at any age, although there are a few important risk factors that may increase your chances of developing it. In this post we cover the facts about different types of skin cancers, as well as some tips on how to protect yourself – and your skin – from this condition!

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COULD IT BE LUPUS?

You may have heard of the Lupus, but do you know the symptoms to look out for? Or the cause of this disease?

DIAGNOSING & MANAGING COELIAC DISEASE

As a chronic condition that affects approximately 1% of the population, you may know someone who suffers from Coeliac Disease. But do you know the key ingredient that causes such symptoms?

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WOULD YOU RECOGNISE THE SYMPTOMS OF MENINGITIS?

Today, we focus on a serious condition affecting the brain: Meningitis. Caused by an infection, usually bacterial or viral, Meningitis can be life-threatening. The sooner the tell-tale symptoms are recognised, the sooner treatment can be sought and the better the outcome will be. Read on for more!

TIPS TO HELP ASTHMA SUFFERERS BREATHE EASIER

Yesterday was World Asthma Day! To raise awareness of the condition and mark the day, we’re talking all things asthma – from what it is, to how to manage symptoms. Today, we bring you some top lifestyle tips, to help you breathe a little easier…

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NINE SPORTS STARS THAT SUFFER FROM ASTHMA

Did you know, there are a whole host of sports stars that suffer from asthma or asthma-related conditions? We list nine top sports stars that have been associated with the condition, to show you that asthma need not limit your abilities or your potential!

ASTHMA AWARENESS

Asthma is a condition estimated to affect 300 million people worldwide! Today is World Asthma Day – a day dedicated to the improvement of Asthma awareness and care around the world. In today’s blog post, we discuss the triggers, symptoms and management of this condition. Did you realise that there’s a LOT more to Asthma treatment than that trusty blue inhaler?!

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