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  1. FAQ - Anger time - out

    14/04/16

    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

  2. FAQ - Stress: warning signs

    14/06/16

    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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  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. Screening for older men

    14/12/15

    The NHS provides screening for two major killers of older men: bowel cancer and AAAs. What is screening? Screening has nothing to do with the cinema. It’s all about preventing you developing health problems. It is offered to groups of people who may be at ... More

  8. CJ: 'Realising I am trans has been the best thing in my life'

    07/12/15

    CJ Bruce on identifying as 'genderqueer' and preferring they/their pronouns. I grew up in Trinidad and Tobago where I lived until I was 14 years old, at which point I moved to London with my family. As a kid in the Caribbean, I had little idea w ... More

  9. 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

  10. 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

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