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  1. Health over 50

    18/01/21

    Useful links for visitors over 50. Screening, lifestyle and disease awareness including diabetes, prostate and erection problems. Men are living longer. (Still not as long as women but you can't have everything.) Fifty years ago, few men lived much b ... More

  2. How are you really?

    15/01/21

    Some questions to ask yourself. How are you? That question is difficult to answer accurately.  We all say ‘fine’ if someone asks. The fourteen questions here are widely used to help health professionals go a bit deeper than this. You can use them to help ... More

  3. Do you have a hazardous waist?

    13/01/21

    Are you overweight? There's a very easy way to check. Get a tape measure. Being overweight increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. Next year in England and Wales alone around 50,000 deaths will be down to exce ... More

  4. Be a Covid volunteer

    07/01/21

    Volunteering is good for mental wellbeing. Stay safe. Non-health professionals: Local volunteer scheme Health professionals: NHS Covid-19 vaccine team Your Health Out of scope ... More

  5. Don't use Covid as an excuse to ignore symptoms

    11/11/20

    The NHS is still here for you. If you want to stay safe, tell a GP about your symptoms. The NHS is still there for you - it's not just about Covid-19. Research suggests that Covid-19 is changing the way we are accessing NHS services. A recent survey ... More

  6. Andrew, 28: Even our sex life was affected

    28/10/20

    Andrew was just 28 when he got Covid-19 in March 2020. I was abroad in Paris. It wasn't pleasant and I was breaking out in sweats, regularly feeling very hot. I had a terrible cough for around four weeks. At the time, there was no test. I was told I ... More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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