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A type of birthmark which is the colour of milky coffee, hence the name. They don’t usually cause any problems, but they can be associated with a disease called neurofibromatosis.


A substance that is very important for keeping your bone, hair...

Lung transplant

This information from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is for parents of children and young people undergoing assessment for possible lung or heart-lung transplantation. A transplant is a serious operation and is not without risk. A transplant can be the only effective treatment option for certain serious lung diseases; however, it is not a cure. In many situations transplantation can lead to an extension of life with improved quality.