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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. He and Him

    22/02/21

    You wouldn't always know it but men are a very diverse group. Our new podcast on identifying as male. Listen to "He and Him" on Spreaker. In the droning discourse of identity politics, the myriad ways in which we all identify can be lost in ... More

  5. Miscarriage and men

    01/02/21

    Euan Bruce discusses the impact of a partner's miscarriage on men and the support available. One in 4 women are likely to suffer a miscarriage in their lifetime and for some, it can be a very traumatic experience. It is life changing for women and al ... More

  6. FAQ - Winter colds and flu

    18/01/21

    How to deal with cold and flu this winter – and help the NHS at the same time. The NHS is under pressure. In the winter, more than ever. In winter 2017, hospitals were urged to delay non-urgent elective care (which could include a diagnosis, treatment or ... More

  7. How are you really?

    14/04/21

    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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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