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  1. Health over 50

    10/11/21

    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. 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

  3. 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

  4. FAQ - Mindfulness

    18/01/21

    An anyone-can-do-it stress-buster built on your breath. Ever get out of the car and not remember the journey? This ‘autopilot’ can drag mood down, especially when we have a lot on our minds. Get off autopilot by noticing what’s going on in the moment you’ ... More

  5. FAQ - Type 2 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    About 90% of people with diabetes have type 2. It can be controlled using diet and medication. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 2 diabetes? Ab ... More

  6. FAQ - Type 1 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    You can't avoid type 1 diabetes. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 1 diabetes? About 10% of people with diabetes have type 1. It happens w ... More

  7. FAQ - Diabetes FAQs

    19/11/20

    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

  8. FAQ - HPV vaccination FAQs

    09/07/19

    The pros and cons and options for vaccination against the HPV virus which causes cancers and genital warts. Since 2008, the NHS has offered a free HPV vaccine to girls and the vast majority are vaccinated. Boys are not currently vaccinated but in July 201 ... More

  9. FAQ - HPV virus FAQs

    13/07/18

    The HPV virus and the serious diseases it can cause. Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a group of viruses that affect the skin and moist areas around the body. (It is completely different from HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.)  There are around 2 ... More

  10. 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

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