The state of the evidence
“Nowadays I’m calmer and more laid back when it happens. I know that it isn’t life-threatening,” reports a man with atrial fibrillation, the most common form of abnormal heart rhythm. Most people can live a normal life despite having atrial fibrillation. But this condition does increase the risk of problems like heart failure and stroke.more
Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment
Being diagnosed with breast cancer often makes people feel very frightened and anxious. But if you get breast cancer for the first time and it has not spread, there’s a good chance that treatment will lead to a full recovery.more
Inflamed, painful joints and decreased mobility may be signs of rheumatoid arthritis, but they might just as well be caused by wear and tear on the joints or osteoarthritis. Read about the typical signs of rheumatoid arthritis, the causes and course of the disease, and treatment with medication.more
Useful information for parents
Rashes and severe itching are typical symptoms of eczema. This inflammatory skin condition is common in children and is sometimes, but not always, associated with allergies. Severe eczema can make daily life more difficult for the whole family.more
By the way . . .
Did you know . . .
. . . that it is perfectly normal to have bowel movements anywhere between three times a day and three times a week? The frequency of bowel movements varies greatly from person to person. Read on to find out, for example, what happens if you suppress the urge to go, and what else the bowel does apart from digesting food.more