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  1. Martin: I forgot the word 'ventilator'

    12/08/20

    Martin was just 42 when Covid-19 struck in March 2020. On 25 March I was admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. My asthma had been problematic for a few days and I’d been to A&E twice before. Not only did I have difficulty in breathing, but ... More

  2. Mike: I had my 70th birthday in a coma

    12/08/20

    Mike was one of the first people hospitalised with Covid-19 back in February. The virus has attacked nearly every part of his body. I went to A&E on the 22nd of February with a raging temperature and coughing. It turned out to be the first day of nine ... More

  3. FAQ - FAQs: Covid - 19 (the virus)

    16/09/20

    Health information about the virus including risk, symptoms and testing (Updated 16th Sept 2020) This article is about the virus itself. For information on how the virus is affecting how we live our everyday lives see: FAQs: Living with Covid-19.  What we ... More

  4. FAQ - Diabetes FAQs

    26/07/18

    1 man in 10 now has diabetes. It's on the increase and, if undiagnosed, can be very dangerous. About 4.6 million people in the UK are living with diabetes and around 12.3 million are at increased risk of it.  There are two main types of diabetes: typ ... More

  5. Golf Has Made My Life Better

    01/07/20

    Golf enthusiast and blogger Jordan Fuller shares his love. I’m a golfer. I know, it’s basically playing fetch with yourself. But I love everything about the game; the challenge of the sport, the beauty of the course, the smell of the grass, the promise on ... More

  6. Men & Covid - 19: new lessons learned & the challenge of inequality

    22/06/20

    Full video of our Webinar on the 18th June 2020 for Men's Health Week Since the Forum's last webinar on Men & Covid-19 in April, we've learned a great deal about the impact of the virus on men, including the disproportionately hard impa ... More

  7. 'Talking can be life - saving'

    19/06/20

    Samaritans discuss how Covid-19 and 'lockdown' is affecting men. Samaritans is currently providing emotional support to people over 7,000 times a day via phone, email and letter. The organisation estimates that one in three contacts relate to co ... More

  8. Our world - class equality tools were absent from our Covid - 19 response

    18/06/20

    Professor Gurch Randhawa argues that a lack of diversity in thinking at the top table is one of the reasons for the lack of diversity in the UK's reaction to Covid-19. Gurch Randhawa is Professor of Diversity in Public Health and Director of the Inst ... More

  9. FAQ - Staying at home FAQs

    19/05/20

    Covid-19: every man’s guide to the great indoors If you’re spending a lot of time indoors, there's no need to go mad. Check out our guide to staying at home successfully. Whether you’re self-isolating or social-distancing, we hope you’ll find somethi ... More

  10. 'Jogging, writing - lockdown was an opportunity…'

    13/06/20

    John Walker, 64, has not been bored these past few months. It is highly likely that in nine months or so the number of babies being born will be above the average for the time of year. I say this because it’s one of the ways a lot of people have been copi ... More

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