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  1. Men and Cancer: Saving Lives expert report


    The Men’s Health Forum's report asks why men are more likely to be diagnosed with and to die from nearly all common cancers. The supporting report published with Cancer Research UK and others highlights the extent of the problem. Men are over 35% mor ... More

  2. Men's use of online health info


    A review of the literature on men’s health-seeking behaviour and use of the internet published as part of the Haringey Man MOT project. The report says that the internet has helped men access health information but that it doesn't change social norms ... More

  3. Best practice: Delivering Male - mental health guidelines


    The first ever set of guidelines addressing the mental health needs of men and boys have been launched by the Men's Health Forum and Mind. Commissioned by the National Mental Health Development Unit following Mind’s 2009 Get it off your Chest campaig ... More

  4. Haringey health data report


    The first publication from the Men's Health Forum's landmark Haringey Man MOT project assesses local needs and shows the importance of looking at gendered data. The Haringey Men’s Health Intelligence Data 2013, which pulls together all the healt ... More

  5. Best practice: Slow on the uptake? Improving bowel cancer screening


    The report from the Men's Health Forum, Slow On The Uptake?, highlights the paradox of bowel cancer. Although men are more likely than women to die from bowel cancer, they less likely to be screened. The report looks at how screening practice can be ... More

  6. Million men activity challenge


    The Million Men challenge sets out the Men's Health Forum's challenge to government, NHS, local authorities, sports organisations and charities to work together to get one million more middle-aged men more active. Action is urgently needed, the ... More

  7. Key data: diet, weight and diabetes


    Statistics on men's diet, weight and diabetes. Compiled by Men’s Health Forum, July 2014. Men generally eat a poorer diet than women and are less knowledgeable about healthy foods. 24% of men and 29% of women consumed the recommended five or more por ... More

  8. Key data: physical activity


    Statistics on men and physical activity Compiled by Men’s Health Forum, June 2014 Men are more likely than women to be physically active. In England in 2012, 67% of men and 55% of women aged 16 and over reported that they met the government’s recommendati ... More

  9. Key data: mental health


    Statistics on mental health and men. Compiled by the Men’s Health Forum, July 2014. While women are more likely to be diagnosed with common mental disorders, there are important indicators of widespread mental distress in men. The prevalence of psychotic ... More

  10. Key data: mortality


    Statistics on mortality ​ Compiled by Men’s Health Forum, July 2014 Mortality rates are higher for men than women. In 2012, the age-standardised mortality rates in the UK for males and females were 619 and 451 deaths per 100,000 population respectively (R ... More