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Personal Issues

Most people affected by a mental health problem in their lifetime

A new report by the Mental Health Foundation to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (May 8 - 14, 2017) suggests only a small minority of people in this country say they have high levels of good mental health.

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Men's Health

Are you too embarrassed to speak about bowel cancer?

Figures released during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2017 (April) suggest four out of 10 people in the UK would be too embarrassed to tell someone if they had one of the warning signs of the disease.

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Depression Self-Assessment Test

Could you be depressed? Find out with this short assessment.

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Keep your mind healthy this World Health Day

World Health Day – an awareness event run by the World Health Organisation – takes place each year on April 7. And this year, the name of the campaign is Depression: let’s talk.

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Personal Issues

Good sleep is like winning the lottery

If you’re not a great sleeper, getting better quality shut-eye each night can make you feel as good as someone who’s won £200,000 on the lottery, say University of Warwick experts.

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Personal Issues

Eating disorders: do you know the signs?

UK eating disorders charity Beat has started this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week by calling for more people – including GPs and the general public – to be able to spot the telltale signs of an eating disorder.

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Personal Issues

Top tips for marathon runners

If you’ve entered to run the London Marathon this year, you may well be be clocking up some serious hours of training right now. Preparing correctly could mean the difference between completing the course in your personal best time and ending up with a painful sports injury.

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Personal Issues

People with tinnitus find GPs’ help ‘unsatisfactory’

Six million people in the UK have tinnitus. This is an often debilitating condition described as a sensation or awareness of sound in one or both ears or in the head – such as ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming – when there is no corresponding external sound.

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Drinking Self-Assessment Test

Assess the effects of your drinking habits and get practical advice.

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Why Brits avoid seeing their GPs

Some health problems – including serious ones – can be easier to treat and manage if they’re diagnosed earlier rather than later.

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Alcohol Tracker

Find out how your alcohol intake affects your health

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Exercise: not just good for keeping your weight down

If you’ve recently started a new exercise regime to help manage your weight or simply to be fitter in general, there may be an added advantage to making all that physical effort.

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