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  1. FAQ - Bowel Cancer FAQs

    02/09/22

    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 (the third most common type in men). There are 40,000 new cases every year. Nine in ten cases are in ... More

  2. FAQ - Heart health FAQs

    21/12/22

    How to be good to your ticker. And how to find out your 'heart age'. Tune your engine by using the right fuels. The heart needs:  fresh air a balanced diet   a healthy weight  regular exercise and  a relaxed attitude.  Heart disease is caused wh ... More

  3. FAQ - Anger time - out

    18/01/21

    How to spot anger and stop it. Men are generally more explosive in their anger than women, and often  express it in more violent ways- violent language, violence against others or  themselves, criminal violence or even suicide. Occasional anger is normal. ... More

  4. FAQ - Stress: warning signs

    18/01/21

    How to spot stress and how to talk about it. What is stress? Stress is normal. It is what we feel when a situation is hard to handle. Adrenaline rushes through the body, increasing heart rate and boosting mental and physical alertness. We feel sweaty, tin ... More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. FAQ - How to boost your self - image

    15/01/21

    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

  9. FAQ - Dementia FAQs

    18/05/20

    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

  10. FAQ - Self - harm FAQs

    18/05/20

    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

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