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  1. Covid - 19: Honest communications


    We need clear, frank targeted communication both on Covid-19 and the measures taken to tackle it. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year, the Forum has been urging government and others to communicate directly with men with clear targeted age ... More

  2. Covid - 19: More Research


    We need more gender-sensitive research into both Covid-19 and the measures taken to tackle it. Research Men's increased BIOLOGICAL risk from Covid-19 Our own fault? Covid-19 and men's BEHAVIOUR and attitudes Our men and Covid-19 webinar in full ... More

  3. Covid - 19: Better Data


    All data and statistics must include gender. Since the Covid-19 pandemic began earlier this year, the Forum has been urging government and others to make all their data available by gender.  Our statistics pages show that we've had some success but t ... More

  4. Yesterday on the Covid - 19 front - line


    Charlie, a nurse practitioner describes another tough 12 hour shift with male patients on a Covid-19 ward in a London hospital. I usually work in an out-patients clinic and I volunteered to be redeployed to deal with Covid-19. I wanted to be able to help. ... More

  5. Covid - 19 and men


    Links to all our information on Coronavirus Covid-19 Health information for men FAQs Covid-19 FAQs Staying At Home Social distancing is about understanding risk Interview: On the Covid-19 frontline Share our Covid-19 and men video Statistics Statistics- C ... More

  6. Paul: 'sometimes you need to be pushy'


    Paul reckons his prostate cancer diagnosis began with an NHS health check his GP didn't want to give him. I was aged 42 when I saw an advert for men over 40 to have a health check. I went to my GP but was initially turned down because I was not unwel ... More

  7. It's good to chalk: snooker and health


    Your Survival Guide to the 2019 World Snooker Championships. Once upon a time, snooker was played through a haze of cigarette smoke and alcohol. Not any more. Today’s players are fit and sharp and if you’re tuning into the marathon that is the World Profe ... More

  8. Useful Links


    Links to useful health organisations Inclusion on this list does not imply any endorsement by the Men's Health Forum. It includes organisations for both men and women. FEELING DESPERATE? Samaritans Telephone: 116 123 Emotional support 24/7 www.samari ... More

  9. Brian: 'Don't leave it too late to act on weight'


    Brian is in his 60s. He has type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed at 50. I’ve always been overweight, even as a child. I noticed that I was drinking a lot of water. That was the trigger. The GP did a urine test there and then.  Now I have three medicines: metf ... More

  10. Ben: 'I was very hard - working. Probably too much.'


    Ben is in his late 40s. He has type 1 diabetes with some type 2 characteristics. About four years ago I suddenly noticed I was breathless and urinating all the time. I didn’t have my energy.  I went to the GP a couple of times. They said an ear infection ... More