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Human growth hormone

Human growth hormone is a small protein that travels in the bloodstream to stimulate growth. Learn more about the medical uses of human growth hormone.

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Growth disorders

Links to trusted information about growth disorders.

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Dwarfism

Most people with dwarfism lead relatively long, healthy lives; the main problem they face is discrimination. For others, there are health issues to be aware of.

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Iodine

Iodine is essential for making proteins and the growth of your bones and nerves. Learn more about what you get in iodine and how much you need.

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Hormonal system

The hormonal system influences your metabolism, growth and many other functions. Learn more about what it is and conditions related to the hormonal system.

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Bowel cancer (colon and rectal cancer)

Most bowel cancers develop from polyps, tiny growths in the colon or rectum. Removing polyps can reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Learn more here.

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Sleep tips for children

Sleep is vital for a child’s growth, learning and development. Find out how much sleep children need, and discover new ways to help them sleep well.

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Noonan syndrome

Children with Noonan syndrome may have odd facial features, restricted growth and heart defects, but most, with therapy, go on to lead normal lives.

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Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is medicine treatment that aims to stop or slow down the growth of cancer cells. Find out how it works and the different types available.

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Skin tags

Skin tags are small growths on the skin that look a bit like warts. They are harmless and generally painless, but if a skin tag is bothering you, you should consult your doctor.

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Polyps

A polyp is a growth on an organ in your body. Most polyps are benign but some are or might become malignant. Learn more about the cause and symptoms of polyps as well as prevention tips.

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