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Child development

Paediatrics, Child & adolescent psychiatry, GP (general practitioner) , Paediatric allergy & immunology, Paediatric cardiology, Paediatric cardiothoracic surgery, Paediatric dermatology , Paediatric endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, Paediatric gastroenterology, Paediatric nephrology, Paediatric neurology , Paediatric ophthalmology , Paediatric orthopaedics, Paediatric respiratory medicine, Paediatric surgery, Paediatric urology, Orthopaedic surgery

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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Caesarean

Obstetrics & gynaecology

What is a caesarean? A caesarean (also referred to as caesarean section or C-section), is performed tosurgically remove an unborn baby born from its mother’s wombvia an incision through the mother's...

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Cancer

Medical oncology, Clinical oncology, Clinical genetics, Surgery, Haematology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology

What is cancer? Cancer is whencells, whichare the building blocks of the tissues and organs in the body, begin to grow uncontrollably. The body's control mechanism has stopped working and the old cells do not die but instead,grow out of control....

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Cancer of unknown primary

Medical oncology, Clinical 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, Clinical oncology, Medical oncology

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, Gastroenterology

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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Canthoplasty

Ophthalmology

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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Capsular contracture

Plastic surgery

What is capsular contracture? Capsular contracture arises when the body detects a foreign object inside the body and begins to create fibrous scar tissue in self-defence. It surrounds the foreign object like a capsule in order to barricade it from the body and eventually, it tightens and can become quite painful. Capsular contracture is a common complication of breast implants. This condition is not an indication of the quality of...

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Capsule endoscopy

Gastroenterology, Paediatric gastroenterology, Paediatrics

What is a capsule endoscopy? A capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive method of examining the digestive system. It’s a breakthrough in the study of the digestive system due to its capacity to allow specialists to observe and diagnose injuries and conditions of the entire digestive tract, not only a part of it. Unlike a gastrointestinal endoscopy (in which...

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Carboxytherapy

Aesthetic medicine , Dermatology

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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