Symptoms

Symptoms The symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be categorised into 2 types of behavioural problems: inattentiveness, and hyperactivity and impulsiveness. Most people with ADHD...

Asthma

Overview Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. It affects people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it...

Arrhythmia

Arrhythmias or heart rhythm problems are experienced by more than 2 million people a year in the UK. Most people with an abnormal heart rhythm...

Antibiotics

Overview Antibiotics are used to treat or prevent some types of bacterial infection. They work by killing bacteria or preventing them from reproducing and spreading. But they don’t work for...

Blood clots

Blood clots can be very serious and need to be treated quickly. Staying healthy and active can help prevent them. See a GP urgently if...

Bipolar disorder

Overview Bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic depression, is a condition that affects your moods, which can swing from one extreme to another. People with bipolar...

Symptoms

Symptoms The first symptom of breast cancer most women notice is a lump or an area of thickened tissue in their breast. Most breast lumps (90%)...

Prevention

Prevention Your genes are responsible for determining your height and the strength of your skeleton, but lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise influence how healthy your...

Vaccinations

Pneumococcal vaccine The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the “pneumo jab” or pneumonia vaccine. Pneumococcal infections are...

Vaccinations

Pneumococcal vaccine The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the “pneumo jab” or pneumonia vaccine. Pneumococcal infections are...

Medicines information

This page explains the different types of medicine, the difference between branded drugs and generics, and how the medicines become available. Which medicines can I buy...

Heart attack

Recovery Recovering from a heart attack can take several months, and it’s very important not to rush your rehabilitation. During your recovery period, you’ll receive...

Vaccinations

Pneumococcal vaccine The pneumococcal vaccine protects against serious and potentially fatal pneumococcal infections. It’s also known as the “pneumo jab” or pneumonia vaccine. Pneumococcal infections are...