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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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

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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Women's Health

Thrush affects millions of women worldwide

Thrush is a common problem. But a new research review by University of Manchester experts confirms how widespread a problem it is, with around 138 million women thought to be affected worldwide.

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Alcohol Tracker

Find out how your alcohol intake affects your health

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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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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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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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