Women's Health

Ovarian cancer: do you know the symptoms?

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign run by the charity Ovarian Cancer Action. The campaign aims to make more people aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, which is the sixth most common cancer among women in this country.

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Women's Health

Women with endometriosis wait seven years for a diagnosis

According to Endometriosis UK it takes an average of 7.5 years to get a diagnosis of endometriosis in this country. So during this year's Endometriosis Awareness Week (March 3 - 11, 2018), the charity is hoping to raise awareness of the condition among affected women who may not yet have been diagnosed.

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The Atlas of Risk

Adjust by age, sex and geographical region to put the risks to your health in perspective.

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Men's Health

More men than women are physically active

It's good news for English men. According to a report by NHS Digital, nearly two thirds of men in the country meet national activity guidelines compared with 58 percent of women.

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Women's Health

Fewer women taking cervical cancer test

Figures from NHS Digital show a fall in the number of women aged 25 - 29 taking up their invitation of a cervical cancer test, with just 62 percent of younger women invited having taken the test in 2016.

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Men's Health

Do you know your alcohol limits?

During this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week (November 13 - 19, 2017), Alcohol Concern reminds us that alcohol is linked to more than 60 medical conditions, including liver disease, heart disease, some cancers and depression.

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Travel

Is bladder weakness making you dread your summer hols?

While many people are looking forward to jetting away to hot and sandy destinations this summer, there’s evidence that not everyone is getting excited about going away.

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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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Women's Health

How to be a healthy mum at any age

If you’re a mother, chances are you’ll be treated to a card, a bunch of flowers or even breakfast in bed when Mother’s Day arrives. But this year, why not also make a pledge to make your own health – not just that of your family’s – a priority?

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Alcohol Tracker

Find out how your alcohol intake affects your health

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Women's Health

How not to be a fashion health victim

Now that the excitement of London Fashion Week is over, one expert is offering advice on how to avoid potential health risks caused by women’s fashion accessories.

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