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  1. 'Have the balls to ask for help'


    Ryan Walshe discovered he had testicular cancer when watching TV I noticed something was wrong after I watched  Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. There was a piece about testicular cancer. When I did a self-examination, I noticed that one of testicles was ... More

  2. Man MOT Pod Cast #1


    'As easy as falling off a log'- legendary comedian (and former lumberjack) John Ryan tries Man MOT online chat to a GP.   Your Health Out of scope ... More

  3. What is Sleep Apnoea


    How do you sleep? Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) is common but often remains undiagnosed says specialist sleep nurse Beccy Mullins. OSA is a condition that affects breathing during sleep due to a partial or total closure of the airway. This results in dis ... More

  4. Tame the Monkey, free the mind


    Mind coach Don Macpherson's FIVE key ways to improve your performance- in sport or anything else in life. Don Macpherson has been coaching sportsmen where it really matters- between the ears- for over 20 years. He dates it back to the weekend in spri ... More

  5. FAQ - How to boost your self - image


    Good health starts with a positive self image, argues Jim Pollard. Self image? What has that to do with health? How we feel about ourselves has a massive impact on our health. If we don’t like ourselves much we’re more likely to do unhealthy things and le ... More

  6. What can Tony Soprano teach men about therapy?


    John Barry and Martin Seager ask: does the US TV series The Sopranos create realistic expectations of therapy for men? Remember the first time I came here [to therapy]. I said [...] all Americans, all they’re doing is crying and confessing and complaining ... More

  7. FAQ - Dementia FAQs


    Dementia rates are increasing as we live longer. What is dementia? Dementia is not a single disease. It is a group of symptoms associated with thinking.  NICE put the symptoms of dementia into three groups: Cognitive dysfunction (thinking problems) Psychi ... More

  8. Haringey health links


    Quick links to useful health services for men in Haringey From health checks and health advice to help with smoking, drink, drugs, sexual and mental health. NHS Health Check Everybody between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with ... More

  9. How to get back into cycling


    Peter Mabe reports on the challenge of pedalling from Glasgow to Edinburgh I started cycling many years ago, but never what you would call seriously. I've always looked upon it as a way to try and keep fit, something that is constantly on my mind as ... More

  10. Jogging: easier than you think


    Our website editor Jim Pollard says anyone can run. Spare tyre not going away? Breathless after climbing stairs? Or perhaps you’re inspired by the C25K programme, an NHS-backed initiative which aims to get just about anyone from the couch to running in ni ... More