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Underlying causes of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has many causes, including both acute and long-term health conditions; bowel disease; viruses, bacteria and parasites; and even medical treatments.

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Blackouts

A blackout is a temporary loss of consciousness. A common cause of a blackout is fainting, but can be caused by a serious health condition. Treatment will depend on the cause of your blackout. Learn more here.

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Accidents and injuries

Injuries can be caused by small incidents to major accidents. Learn about causes, symptoms and treatments, as well as how to be prepared with a good first aid kit.

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Underlying causes of abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has many causes, and may be short-term, long-term or a pain that comes and goes. Sudden and severe abdominal pain is a medical emergency.

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Underlying causes of vomiting

There are many causes of vomiting, including gastroenteritis, pregnancy, migraine, appendicitis, labyrinthitis. Find out what can cause vomiting.

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What you need to know about acute hepatitis of unknown cause in children

Learn more about acute hepatitis with no known cause that’s affecting children under the age of 16.

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Scabies

Scabies is caused by a tiny bug that burrows under the skin, causing intense itching and sometimes a rash. Read more about scabies causes and treatment.

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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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Night sweats

Night sweats may be a sign of a medical condition or may be caused by a medication. Find out more about night sweats, common causes and treatments.

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Vertigo

Vertigo is a sensation of movement or spinning, tilting or swaying when your body is not actually moving. It is most commonly caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments.

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