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Guide to genetic disorders

Problems with genes can cause health or development problems. Some genetic disorders affect people from birth, others develop later in life. Learn more from a trusted source.

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Symptoms of depression

Depression (also known as major depression, or clinical depression) is a medical condition where people experience long and intense periods of low mood which affects their ability to function.

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Cystic fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis is a disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Learn more about cystic fibrosis (CF), including its symptoms, treatment options and how it's diagnosed.

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What causes pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is caused when something going wrong and the enzymes start digesting the pancreas, rather than the food in the gut. Learn more about the condition here.

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Vitamin K deficiency

Vitamin K deficiency can stop your blood from clotting properly and can weaken your bones. Read more here about Vitamin K diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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Appendectomy

Appendectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.

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Diarrhoea symptoms

Diarrhoea can range in severity. Find out what the symptoms of diarrhoea are.

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Obesity treatments

There are a number of treatments available for obesity. Find out about the treatments for obesity.

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Insomnia types, symptoms and causes

Having persistent insomnia can affect your everyday life. Learn more here about the different types of insomnia, the symptoms and the various causes.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is important for your health and is gained from what you eat and drink each day. Learn about the sources of vitamin C and its recommended intake and vitamin C deficiency.

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