Meningitis Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. This infection causes these membranes (the meninges) to become inflamed, which in some cases can damage the nerves and brain.
Ménière’s disease Ménière's disease is a rare disorder that affects the inner ear. It can cause vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss, and a feeling of pressure deep inside the ear. People with Ménière's disease usually experience some or all of these symptoms during sudden attacks, which typically last around two to three hours, although it can take a day or two for the symptoms to disappear completely.
Medicines information As medicines are a crucial part of medical treatment, it is important to have a good understanding of them. How can you get medicines? Some medicines are available from pharmacists or supermarkets, while others require a prescription from your GP or another healthcare professional.
Medically unexplained symptoms Many people suffer from persistent physical complaints, such as dizziness or pain, that don't appear to have an obvious medical cause. They are sometimes termed "medically unexplained symptoms" or "functional" symptoms when they last for more than a few weeks, but doctors can't find any disease or problem with the body that may be the cause.
Shin splints Shin splints is a general term used to describe exercise-induced pain in the front of the lower legs, or shins. The shin pain can be felt during or after strenuous activity, particularly running, or sports with sudden stops and starts, such as basketball and tennis.
MMR vaccine MMR is a safe and effective combined vaccine that protects against three separate illnesses – measles, mumps and rubella (german measles) – in a single injection. The full course of MMR vaccination requires two doses.
Measles Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and can sometimes lead to serious complications. However, it's now uncommon in the UK because of the effectiveness of the MMR vaccination.
Mastocytosis Mastocytosis is a rare condition caused by an excess number of mast cells gathering in the body's tissues. Mast cells Mast cells are produced in the bone marrow (the spongy tissue found in the hollow centres of some bones).
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