For most of you the Autumn term has begun or is about to. And what have you
got to look forward to this term? Late nights out having fun, deadlines
approaching like express trains, early morning classes, falling asleep during
lectures...and that's just the lecturers. Still, keep this quote in mind and
life will seem so much more fluffy and warming.
"If you took all the students that fell asleep in class and laid them end to
end...they'd be a lot more comfortable."
Atopic eczema and dermatitis Eczema and dermatitis are really just different words for the same condition. The main characteristics are of an inflammation of the skin, usually associated with dryness, with skin scales present. The rash is very often itchy, and although it can happen anywhere on the body, common sites include the scalp, behind the knees and the sides of the elbows. It is in the same class of illnesses as asthma and hayfever, and if you or your family members have these conditions, you will be more likely than others to develop eczema.... [More]
Crabs - Pubic Lice Pubic lice is most commonly a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by close contact without full sexual intercourse.
The insect (Phthirus pubis) has claws and resembles a crab. It uses the claws to grip onto the pubic hair. The lice can also be found on other any body hair eg the armpits, chest, beard, thighs and even the eyelashes.... [More]
How to use a condom Tear one corner of the foil wrapper and squeeze the opposite end to remove the condom. Although strong, condoms can be torn by sharp fingernails or jewellery, so take extra care when handling them.... [More]
Meningitis - commonly asked questions What are the symptoms to watch for, with meningitis?
How common is the organism that causes meningitis?
What causes some people to become very ill from this organism?... [More]
Migraine Migraine is an intense headache which is usually one-sided, throbbing, or pulsating in nature and is commonly associated with nausea, vomiting and a dislike of light and sound. It can be preceded by an aura, which usually consists of some visual disturbance. This can include bilateral flashing lights, tunnel vision or black spots throughout the visual fields. There can be other neurological symptoms including numbness of the face, lips, arms and legs, usually one-sided and there can be disturbance of speech and sometimes weakness of one side of the body... [More]
Travel advice for diabetics The rise in long haul travel poses some difficulty for diabetics. Travelling across time zones means that your insulin requirements may change and you might need to take more care with your diet and fluid intake. The following tips should be of use... [More]