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Childhood ailments
Chickenpox, measles, mumps, nappy rash, rubella (German measles), whooping cough.
Immunisations
Meningitis C, MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), Polio.
Drugs
Antihistamines, aspirin, nicotine patches, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors), Zanamivir (Relenza).
Tests
Abdominal ultrasound scanning, coronary angiography, smear test (cervical smear), ultrasound scanning.
Topics
Pandemic flu, avian flu, stop smoking; archived topics: Relenza - influenza treatment and the NHS, SARS.
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