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Varicose Veins and Golfers

by Dr Ashok Gupta, Specialist Vascular Surgeon

Varicose veins are the dilated, clearly visible, bluish channels, seen on the legs , almost invariably . They occur commonly in women particularly after multiple pregnancies, also in young men and women, who indulge in sport and regular physical activities.

by Dr. Sadir Al Rawi, Director of Surgical Oncology Services

What is breast cancer screening
Cancer screening involves testing apparently healthy people for signs that could show that a cancer is developing.
Breast cancer screening uses a test called mammography which involves taking X-rays of the breasts. Screening can help to find breast cancers early, when they are too small to see or feel. These tiny breast cancers are usually easier to treat than larger ones.

Written by Dr. Sherif Fayed, Pulmonary Specialist

Facts about smoking: Did you know that, according to research, cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals? These include carbon monoxide, tar and a multitude of other harmful substances such as arsenic, lead and benzene. Cigarette smoke has also been found to contain approximately 50 carcinogenic substances.

Written by Dr. Sherif Fayed, Pulmonary Specialist

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a highly contagious disease caused by the influenza virus.
Everyone is encouraged to get the flu vaccine, but it is strongly recommended that the following groups are immunised because they are at higher risk of serious complications from flu:

Written by Dr.Marek Sepiolo Specialist - Vascular Surgeon

People have become concerned about the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) during long air flights or long journeys by bus, car or train following the press reports about occasional deaths due to fatal pulmonary embolism. The below information explains about DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE) risk, identify people who may be at increased risk and advise how to reduce the risk.

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