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Acute kidney injury

Acute kidney injuryAcute kidney injury(AKI) is sudden damage to the kidneys that causes them tonot workproperly. It can range from minor loss of kidney...

Understanding Teenage Stress: What You Need to Know and What You Should Do

As a parent, understanding the way your teenage child behave can be one of the most wonderful thing to observe. On the other hand,...

Actinomycosis

Actinomycosis Actinomycosis is a rare type of bacterial infection. It can be very serious but can usually be cured with antibiotics. Treatment for actinomycosis Actinomycosis is treated with antibiotics. Treatment starts off in hospital with antibiotics given directly into a vein (intravenously). When you're well enough to go home, you'll be given tablets to take [...]

Actinic keratoses (solar keratoses)

Actinic keratoses (solar keratoses) Actinic keratoses, also known as solar keratoses, are rough patches of skin caused by damage from years of sun exposure. They aren't usually a serious problem and can go away on their own, but it's important to get them checked as there's a chance they might turn into skin cancer at some point. Symptoms of actinic [...]

Acromegaly

Acromegaly Acromegaly is a rare condition where the body produces too much growth hormone, causing body tissues and bones to grow more quickly. Over time, this leads to abnormally large hands and feet, and a wide range of other symptoms. Acromegaly is usually diagnosed in adults aged 30 to 50 but can affect people of any age. [...]

Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma)

Acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma) An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. It's also known as a vestibular schwannoma. A benign brain tumour is a growth in the brain that usually grows slowly over many years and doesn't spread to other parts of the body. Acoustic neuromas grow on the nerve used for hearing and balance, [...]

Acne

Overview - Acne Contents Overview Causes Diagnosis Treatment Complications Acne is a common skin condition that affects most people at some point. It causes spots, oily skin and sometimes skin that's hot or painful to touch. Acne most commonly develops on the: face – this affects almost everyone with acne back – this affects more than half of [...]