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  1. Steve: 'my walking workout'

    29/04/16

    Forget the gym. Business consultant and musician Steve Joy says there's a cheaper, better alternative on your doorstep. I’d always enjoyed walking but it was usually restricted to the occasional week-end or a holiday in a place where there was good w ... More

  2. Cancer

    17/02/16

    Links to all our cancer FAQs More of us are getting cancer but more of us are surviving it. This means that if you have any symptoms you're worried about, you have two more good reasons to see the GP sooner rather than later. Do more people get cance ... More

  3. FAQ - AAA - FAQs

    24/10/14

    AAA is not the American Automobile Association or the Amateur Athletic Association. It stands for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm- a heart problem that can kill instantly but for which screening is available. What is AAA? AAA is a disease that occurs when the w ... More

  4. Phil: 'I thought I had a bad back'

    12/05/16

    Rugby player Phil Jackson thought he’d got injured in the scrum. It turned out to be bowel cancer. Looking back, I think I’d had bowel symptoms for a few years. I’d always been very regular as regards visits to the bathroom but suddenly that was gone. I p ... More

  5. FAQ - Skin Cancer FAQs

    14/04/16

    How to spot a dodgy mole. Women are more likely to get skin cancer than men. But men are more likely to die from it. What is skin cancer? It is cancer that begins in the skin. There are two types: non-melanoma- cancer that develops slowly on the upper lay ... More

  6. FAQ - MND/ALS FAQs

    24/10/14

    The ice bucket challenge has brought motor neurone disease, a rare disease of the nervous system, to public attention. The ice-bucket challenge to raise money for ALS research has been all over the media. If you’ve been following, you may well have wonder ... More

  7. FAQ - How to boost your self - image

    10/07/14

    Good health starts with a positive self image, argues Jim Pollard. Self image? What has that to do with health? How we feel about ourselves has a massive impact on our health. If we don’t like ourselves much we’re more likely to do unhealthy things and le ... More

  8. FAQ - Dementia FAQs

    14/04/16

    Dementia rates are increasing as we live longer. What is dementia? Dementia is not a single disease. It is a group of symptoms associated with thinking.  NICE put the symptoms of dementia into three groups: Cognitive dysfunction (thinking problems) Psychi ... More

  9. FAQ - Self - harm FAQs

    14/04/16

    Men self-harm too. But you can control it. Don’t only girls self-harm? The ‘official’ statistics may suggest that females are far more likely to self-harm than males but self-harm is not uncommon in boys and men. Another myth is that only young people do ... More

  10. FAQ - Suicide FAQs

    07/09/16

    What to do if you're feeling shit. I feel suicidal If you are having very black thoughts or considering killing yourself, talk to someone. If, for whatever reason, you cannot talk to family or friends, there are several organisations who can help: Th ... More

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