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  1. What is #works4me?

    06/01/17

    It's about sharing suggestions for difficult situations. #works for me is part of the Men's Health Forum's beatstress.uk service. What's the difference? beatstress.uk lets you email or text chat with a stress specialist on a one to one ... More

  2. FAQ - Foot Care FAQs

    29/04/16

    Whether on site or in the office, don't put your foot in it at work. If you’re on your feet most of the day at work, your legs and feet are probably the most important piece of equipment you use at work. You can replace a lost screwdriver or broken c ... More

  3. Stranger Than A Talking Dog

    25/10/16

    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month we reprint one of the first articles to appear in the mainstream UK media about male breast cancer. It was written by Jim Pollard for The Observer in 2000 (articles were a lot longer in those days). Male breast cancer is ... More

  4. Tim: Why I hate Elvis Presley

    19/10/16

    In 1995, Tim Lezard underwent 16 hour heart surgery and wasn't expected to survive. My parents knew something wasn’t quite right when I was a toddler. They took me to a heart specialist in London. She suspected I had a faulty aortic valve, but wanted ... More

  5. FAQ - ED drugs

    16/11/16

    FAQs on the drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. What drugs are there for erectile dysfunction? A class of drugs called Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors is widely used and effective. They increase the blood flow to your penis ... More

  6. FAQ - New Alcohol Guidelines FAQs

    22/04/16

    In January 2016, the recommended maximum alcohol intake for men was reduced by a third in new official guidelines. What is the new Department of Health guidance? What do the new guidelines say? The Chief Medical Officers’ guideline for both men and women ... More

  7. Lost Your Spear?

    04/08/16

    Tim Samuels argues that of the 200,000 years homo sapiens has been wandering this planet, this has to be the most challenging time to be a man. Jim Pollard asks why. When you witness the plight of millions of refugees or read some of the vicious anti-wome ... More

  8. FAQ - How much sugar? FAQs

    19/04/16

    In July 2015 new recommendations on sugar were published. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) final report on carbohydrates and health, published by Public Health England in July has led to new recommendations on how much sugar to eat. W ... More

  9. FAQ - Exercise FAQs

    19/04/16

    How to get active, the easy way. Don’t underestimate it. If exercise were a drug, we’d all want to take it. Exercise boosts physical and mental wellbeing and helps you live longer.  Scientists now reckon being inactive is even more of a health risk than b ... More

  10. FAQ - Bowel Cancer FAQs

    05/10/16

    You can beat this cancer by not being embarrassed to talk about it. What is bowel cancer? Bowel cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. There are 40,000 new cases every year. Nine in ten cases are in people over 60.  You’re also at inc ... More

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