Family

Boost your STI awareness

This year’s Sexual Health Week 2018, organised by the sexual health charity fpa, is all about consent. It’s also the ideal opportunity for us to raise our awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts and gonorrhoea.

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Men's Health

Bowel screening to start at 50 in England

Since bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer diagnosed in the UK, the NHS offers bowel cancer screening.

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Men's Health

How to love your liver

According to the British Liver Trust, more than one in five people is at risk of developing liver disease. But a new study published in the Lancet suggests that while more than 60,000 adults in the UK have cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, almost three quarters of them don’t realise it.

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Men's Health

August is National Hair Loss Awareness Month

Hair loss and hair thinning is a common problem, not just in men but in women too. Since so many people experience it, August has been declared National Hair Loss Awareness Month.

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Men's Health

Stress tips for fathers-to-be

As Father’s Day approaches (June 17, 2018), experts have a message for men who want to make sure their fertility is in good condition. And that message is to learn how to destress.

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Men's Health

Prostate cancer set to become the most common

A report by the male cancer charity Orchid launched to mark the 10th Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week (April 9 - 15, 2018) predicts prostate cancer will become the most common cancer in the UK by 2030. According to Cancer Research UK, currently the most common cancer in the UK is breast cancer.

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Men's Health

Testicular cancer: are you a regular self-checker?

The Six Nations rugby championship may be almost over for another year, but the vast majority of men who play rugby are still not checking themselves for testicular cancer, says new research by the charity Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer.

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Men's Health

Ways to boost male fertility

One in six couples has fertility problems, says the Men's Health Forum, with infertility affecting one in 20 men. However, the charity also claims that low sperm count - a common cause of infertility in men - is far more prevalent, with 20 percent of men believed to be affected.

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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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Men's Health

Decembeard news: more effective bowel screening is on its way

Every December, men across the UK throw away their razors and grow beards to promote Decembeard, Bowel Cancer UK’s annual event to raise awareness about bowel cancer.

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