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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.