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What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB primarily affects the lungs, but it can also affect any other organ or part of the body. There are two types of TB. Active TB and Latent TB. A person with ACTIVE TB will: Feel ill...

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Information for Parents on Strep A

Last updated on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

There are lots of viruses that cause sore throats, colds and coughs circulating, especially over winter. These usually resolve without needing any special medical treatment or medicines. However, children can occasionally develop a bacterial infection on top of a viral infection and that can make...

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What is a COPD exacerbation?

Last updated on Wednesday, April 18, 2018

An exacerbation is a flare up of COPD symptoms.  The signs can include: Increased breathlessness (more than usual) Reduced walking distance Increase in coughing Changes in the amount/colour/thickness of phlegm Chest feeling tight New or increased wheeze If there two or more of these sy...

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Tag:   COPD (7)     Chronic (2)     disease (4)     lung disease (3)     oxygen (9)     breathing (5)    

Health care associated infections (HCAIs)

Last updated on Friday, April 20, 2018

HCAIs are infections acquired as a result of healthcare interventions. Infections caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) and Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have previously been considered to be the most common, however great results have been achieved in red...

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Tag:   HCAI (1)     MRSA (3)     cDiff (2)     c.difficile (1)     lungs (4)     skin (8)     blood poisoning (1)    

Elbow and hand

Last updated on Monday, June 17, 2024

Elbow and Hand pain Most elbow and hand pain has a very simple cause and clears up within a few days. The pain usually comes from strained or inflamed soft tissues such as tendons. You can normally treat this pain yourself with over-the-counter painkillers and a few days' rest, and you may not n...

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Healthcare options in Wirral for Bank Holiday Monday 31 May 2021

Last updated on Friday, May 28, 2021

If you’re feeling unwell over the bank holiday and need urgent advice or treatment from a health professional, there are a number of healthcare options available. Health information and advice The best place to get accurate health information is the NHS website. The NHS website has information...

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Last updated on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term for a group of lung conditions (for example, chronic bronchitis and emphysema) and can lead to damaged, 'obstructed', airways. The symptoms are usually a combination of: Increased breathlessness, especially when moving around Persistent c...

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Tag:   COPD (7)     PR (8)     Pulmonary (10)     oxygen (9)     physiotherapists (3)     bronchitis (1)     emphysema (1)     smoking (2)    

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