Health & Wellbeing

Aches Pains and Sprains

Sprains and strains are common injuries affecting the muscles and ligaments. Most can be treated at home without seeing a GP.

Food Allergy

If you think you or your child has a food allergy, make an appointment with your GP.

They will ask you some questions about the pattern of your child’s symptoms, such as:

  • How long did it take for the symptoms to start after exposure to the food? 
  • How long did the symptoms last? 
  • How severe were the symptoms? 
  • Is this the first time these symptoms have occurred? If not, how often have they occurred? 
  • What food was involved and how much of it did your child eat?

Testicular Cancer – Check Yourself

Testicular Cancer

Cancer of the testicle is one of the less common cancers and tends to mostly affect men between 15 and 49 years of age.

You’re about to discover the single most important fact about testicular cancer that you (probably) didn’t know. This fact is good news. You see, in the battle of man vs cancer, we’re all a lot stronger than we might think.

The one stat you should take on board, and never lose sight of, is this:

Typical symptoms are a painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles, or any change in shape or texture of the testicles.

It’s important to be aware of what feels normal for you. Get to know your body and see your GP if you notice any changes.

Read more about the look and feel of normal testicles, the symptoms of testicular cancer and diagnosing testicular cancer.

Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia

A diagnosis of vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia can often be made by your GP based on your symptoms and the results of blood tests.