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Deafness: Communicating with the deaf or hearing-impaired

Death and dying

Death and dying: how people die

Death and dying: what to do when someone dies

Death and grief: teens

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Deep vein thrombosis and plaster casts

Deep vein thrombosis in pregnancy


Delayed cord clamping



Dementia: communication

Dementia: driving

Dementia: risk factors and prevention

Dementia: with Lewy bodies

Dental braces

Dental care

Dental care for adults

Dental care for babies

Dental care for people with special needs

Dental care for school children

Dental care for teenagers

Dental care: urgent

Dental caries in teens and adults

Dental crowns

Dental decay in teens and adults

Dental floss

Dental health: ageing

Dental health for women

Dental implants

Dental sealants

Dental surgery

Dental whitening


Depression in adults

Depression: alcohol and drugs

Depression: chronic physical illness

Depression and exercise

Depression: family history

Depression in men

Depression in older adults

Depression in pregnancy and postnatal

Depression: seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Depression: self-help

Depression: sexuality

Depression treatment options

Depression treatment for children and young people

Depression in youth and teens

Depression in young people: information for parents

De Quervain's tenosynovitis

Developmental dysplasia of the hip

Dexamethasone suppression test


Diabetes & eyes

Diabetes & feet

Diabetes & kidney disease

Diabetes & your heart

Diabetes: complications

Diabetes insipidus

Diabetes test

Diabetes test results

Diabetes travel checklist

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic nephropathy

Diabetic retinopathy



Diarrhoea and vomiting

Diarrhoea and vomiting in children

Diarrhoea and vomiting: Norovirus

Diarrhoea and vomiting: Rotavirus

Diarrhoea: Campylobacter

Diarrhoea: Cryptosporidium

Diarrhoea: E. coli

Diarrhoea: Giardia

Diarrhoea: Salmonella

Diarrhoea: Shigella

Diarrhoea: Yersinia

DIEP flap breast reconstruction



Diets for swallowing disorders

Difficult behaviour (children)

Dilated cardiomyopathy

Disabilities: intellectual

Disability aids

Dislocated hip: newborn

Dislocated joints: first aid

Dislocated kneecap

Dislocated shoulder: anterior

Diverticulitis, diverticular disease and diverticulitis

Division of the frenulum


Down syndrome screening

Drinking in pregnancy

Drivers' licence: older adults

Driving with a plaster cast

Drowning: first aid

Drug overdose: first aid

Drugfree sport


Drugs and depression

Drugs and pregnancy

Drugs: youth and teens

Dry eyes

Dry mouth

Dummies (pacifiers)

Duodenal ulcer

Dupuytren contracture

DVTs and plaster casts

DXA scan

Dying at home