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New multi-strain probiotic drink effective against IBS and IBD

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Which Probiotic? The latest hard evidence shows that only one brand actually seems to work...
The use of probioticsDietary supplements containing bacteria believed to be necessary for proper gut function. such as Symprove is not a cure and only a part of the more integrated and multi-faceted treatment of IBSirritable bowel syndrome, a combination of abdominal pain and constipation, diarrhoea, or bouts of each that occur in the absence of any other diagnosed disease. The patient with IBS needs to consider the range of probiotics on merit and this choice is almost invariably down to the results of properly designed and executed clinical trials. An experienced Gastroenterlogist with an interest in IBS will be of help. For many patients the 50-70% reduction in symptoms produced by the multi-strain probiotic will provide a significant respite.

Women's health expert Prof Studd suggests that women should let their husbands know that hormoneA substance produced by a gland in one part of the body and carried by the blood to the organs or tissues where it has an effect. deficiency and related osteoporosisA condition resulting in brittle bones due to loss of bony tissue. can affect men too.

Burnout needs to be treated seriously. The prescription is to give yourself time to rest, reflect and heal. This is advice you can ill-afford to ignore.

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Senior Ophthalmologists advise on latest treatments for Cataracts

Cataracts - where cloudy patches develop over the front of the eye causing blurred vision, are associated with advancing age and are estimated to affect over half of people older than 65 years. In most patients both eyes will need correcting and the preferred method in most cases is Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery or ISBCS as everything can be fixed by a single visit to the operating theatre and the whole episode of visualRelating to the sense of sight (vision). rehabilitationThe treatment of a person with an illness or disability to improve their function and health. is much shorter. Surgery for cataracts has improved steadily over the past few decades and it has become the most common surgical procedure in the UK.

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Heart Rhythm Disorders

Heart Rhythm Disorders, or cardiacRelating to the heart arrhythmias, are caused by your heart beating irregularly. This can cause symptoms of palpitationsThe feeling when you become aware of your heartbeat - when frightened, for example. (a sense that the heart is beating abnormally and uncomfortably), breathlessness, occasionally chest pains, dizziness and even blackouts, although some patients may not be aware of having an arrhythmiaAny form of disturbance to the heart's normal regular beat. Most forms of heart rhythm disorders are now well understood and effective treatments can be offered for both benignNot dangerous, usually applied to a tumour that is not malignant. and serious disorders. The different classifications and treatments for arrhythmias are covered by leading heart specialists in this section.


There are a number of different problems that can affect the foot, from bunions to heel pain to sporting injuries.This section by the relevant medical experts discusses a range of the latest treatment options.

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The information in this section has been written exclusively by senior Orthopaedic Consultants who specialise in hip replacement surgery. They explain the range of implants and procedures that are available for hip replacement and their own personal surgical approach.

Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Hip Replacement, discuss "My Choice of Hip Replacement":

As phylogeny repeats ontogeny, so mental well-being and reconstruction in recovery mimics the evolution of man's social development. From survival to tribal and from pluralist to the fully integrated. If the laws of physics, chemistry, and biology are Nature's habits, novelty is her hobby.

Psychologists talk about the importance of 'unprejudiced objectivity'. The dark side is something that contributes to one’s positive aspect in the same way as manure contributes to the perfume of the rose

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