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Child development


What is child development? Child development is the set of different phases of physical, psychological and social growth that occur from birth until reaching adulthood. In some cases, children may experiences, which may require treatment. What are the symptoms of child developmental problems? These problems are...

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Obstetrics & gynaecology

A caesarean, or C-section, is a surgical procedure performed in order to delivery a baby.This type of delivery is used when it is thought that a vaginal delivery would lead to medical complications, putting the mother or baby at risk. The operation is relatively safe for the mother and child but the recovery period is longer than through natural birth.

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Medical oncology

Cancercan occur in almost any organ,and is when abnormal cells grow and spread to other parts of the body.

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Cancer of unknown primary

Medical oncology

What is cancer of unknown primary? Cancers of unknown primary are when doctors find secondary cancer, i.e. cancer cells that have spread from another part of the body, but cannot find the original site of the cancer (the primary tumour). Cancer is caused when a cell mutates in such a way that it no longer...

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Cancer Pain

Pain medicine

What is cancer pain? Cancer pain has different causes and there are different types. It can be dull, aching, sharp or the sensation of burning. There are different levels too, it can be constant, intermittent, mild, moderate or severe. How much pain is felt depends on the type of cancer, how advanced the cancer is, where it is situated and how tolerant a person is to pain. Cancer pain can be acute or chronic.

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Cancer screening

Internal medicine

What is cancer screening? Cancer screening aims to detect cancers in their early stages and is carried out on people presumed to have no symptoms at all. Early detection improves the chances of treatment being successful and the chances of survival are better too. Some screening tests can prevent cancer from developing entirely (e.g. cervical screening).

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Cancer surgery

Medical oncology

What is cancer surgery? Cancer surgery is the removal of cancer from a patient’s body by a specialist surgeon. At the same time as the cancer is removed, the surgeon may also remove adjacent tissue that may contain cancerous cells. Surgical procedures may also be used to prevent, diagnose or determine the stage of cancer. Anaesthesia is used during surgery so that the patient is numb or unconscious. The anaesthesia may be: Local:...

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What is canthoplasty surgery? Canthoplasty surgery refers to several procedures that reposition the lateral canthus, which is the outer corner of your eyes where the upper eyelids meet the lower eyelids. The end results of canthoplasty surgery is generally a wider-eyed appearance, with the eyes more cat-eye in style (i.e. they slant slightly upwards). This procedure is performed using either local anaesthetic or intravenous sedation.

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Capsule endoscopy


An endoscopic capsule is a device the size of a pill that contains a camera. It is used to perform examinations of the digestive system and to treat diseases of the small intestine and rectum. The endoscopic capsule is swallowed and thus runs through the digestive system providing images of the whole journey. Thanks to the endoscopic camera's build, it is a good method of recording intestinal transit and detecting any pathology of the small intestine and the colon, in a minimally...

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Aesthetic medicine

What is carboxytherapy? Carboxytherapy is a non-surgical treatment used to treat and improve the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and dark under-eye circles. This treatment is less invasive than other treatments used for cellulite reduction. Carboxytherapy uses infusions of carbon dioxide that are injected beneath the skin. Carboxytherapy is said to improve skin elasticity, circulation and reduce the...

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