Loss of function or degeneration for reasons unknown. For example, cerebellar abiotrophy may affect coordination while cone-rod abiotrophy may cause blindness at birth.
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The brain is very complex, it is made up from millions of nerve cells, these are called neurones, and these neurones control your body's functions, senses and thoughts.
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Present in 20 per cent of women of reproductive age, fibroids are benign tumours of the womb but it is uncommon for them to be detected in women under 30.
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A hormone that is released by the pancreas that controls blood sugar levels, if this is not working correctly it can lead to the development of Diabetes.
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Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. It is estimated that there are presently more than 70,000 newly diagnosed cases per year. Approximately 2,000 people die from skin cancer each year in the UK.
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Stents are small mesh tubes which are inserted into diseased arteries. Stents are often implanted at the same time other procedures are carried out including balloon angioplasties.
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A stroke (cerebral vascular accident or CVA) occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off. This is caused by either a blood clot (ischaemic stroke - 80%) or a burst blood vessel (haemorrhagic stroke - 20%).
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