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Can a kidney disappear? A guide to multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK)

Pregnancy scans may occasionally suggest that one of your baby’s kidneys has not developed properly – one possible cause is a multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK). If a child is born with a serious problem in one kidney, how worried should we be? Expert paediatric urologist Miss Marie-Klaire Farrugia is here to explain.

Weight loss surgery: New Year, new you

It's so easy to overindulge during the festive holidays and to make the New Year's resolution to lose weight in January. But for some people, going it alone may be difficult, and following a fad diet is not a longterm solution. Expert bariatric surgeon Mr Ahmed.R.Ahmed explains how his team can support someone wanting to obtain health and wellness, and it doesn't necessarily involve weight loss surgery.

Adenoid surgery for children: what to expect

The adenoids are lumps of lymphoid tissue that sit at the back of the nose. They are present in childhood, but in most cases disappear by adulthood. They are part of the immune system and play a role in fighting infections, but sometimes they can cause more harm than good. Mr Julian Hamann, a top paediatric otolaryngologist, explains adenoid surgery in children and what parents can expect.

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