Cancer is a condition in which cells in a part of the body grow and multiply in an uncontrolled way. More and more people are being successfully treated for cancer, particularly when it is diagnosed early.
If you see signs of a stroke act FAST. A Stroke is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
Age-related macular degeneration is a conditon affecting a tiny part of the back of the eye called the macula and leads to loss of what is known as central vision. It affects around 500,000 people in the UK.
Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones causing them to become weak and fragile and making them more prone to break or fracture. Around 250,000 people in Scotland have osteoporosis.
Incontinence affects more than six million people in Britain today, with many suffering in silence because they are embarrassed while in many cases bladder or bowel weakness can be improved.
More than 50% of people over 60 will be affected by some type of hearing loss. Most people, who experience hearing loss as they get older, do so due to a condition called presbyacusis.
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The Health A-Z section of this website contains information of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of many types of illnesses. It also includes video interviews with specialists and patients. NHS inform is a new national health information service providing a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland.
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