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Category list : Anatomy and physiology

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  • 'Severe Frostbite'

    'Severe Frostbite'Subscription

    Features20 February, 2015

    Frigid weather conditions in many parts of the world are causing an increase in cold-weather injuries like frostbite.

  • Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young child

    Diagnosing depressed skull fracture in a young childSubscription

    Clinical16 February, 2015

    Skull fractures associated with intracranial injury are a leading cause of traumatic death in childhood. Children with head injuries should be monitored for signs of deterioration

  • 'Petechia'

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    Features13 February, 2015

    This patient presented with an eruption of petechia, caused by thrombocytopenia.

  • Bacteria could be used to stimulate the production of insulin

    Modified bacteria may be useful in treating diabetes

    NHS Choices11 February, 2015

    “Breakthrough pill can cure diabetes,” is the completely misleading report in the Daily Express.

  • Managing and treating chronic kidney disease

    Managing and treating chronic kidney diseaseSubscription

    Clinical9 February, 2015

    Chronic kidney disease is irreversible, but management and treatment options are available to help patients self-manage the condition and maintain their quality of life

  • Body clock may have effect on sporting peak performance

    Body clock may have effect on sporting peak performance

    NHS Choices8 February, 2015

    “Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold,” BBC News reports.

  • 'Blue growths'

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    Features6 February, 2015

    These growths developed over a period of 8 months subsequent to the removal of small growths from the two areas.

  • 'Tongue enlargement'

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    Features30 January, 2015

    This MRI shows a rare complication of oral surgery.

  • Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

    Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapseSubscription

    Clinical23 January, 2015

    Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this topic is presented here with an expert commentary

  • Increasing recognition of childhood incontinence

    Increasing recognition of childhood incontinenceSubscription

    Clinical23 January, 2015

    A pilot project is training health professionals to recognise continence problems in children during routine appointments, to ensure they receive early intervention