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World Diabetes Day: Know the warning signs

Jenny Lee
DIABETES is the fastest growing health crisis of our time, affecting more people than any other serious health condition in Britain and the north – more than dementia and cancer combined.

All about sinusitis

EVER had what seemed like a bad case of the sniffles, only for your face to suddenly descend into horrible pain, as intense pressure builds around your eye sockets and nose? It might have been sinusitis – "an infection or inflammation of the air-filled sinus cavities surrounding your nose," says GP and Healthspan medical director, Dr Sarah Brewer of Healthspan.

Let's talk tongues

Lucy Stock
IN 1871, new medical students at King’s College Hospital were warned by Sir Thomas Watson in his introductory lecture: "A patient would think you careless or ignorant of your craft if you did not, at every visit, look at his tongue as well as feel his pulse.

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