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  1. FAQ - Type 1 Diabetes FAQs

    25/07/18

    You can't avoid type 1 diabetes. What is diabetes? Read our Diabetes FAQs  for more on the symptoms of diabetes and the health complications it can cause. Tell me more about type 1 diabetes? About 10% of people with diabetes have type 1. It happens w ... More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    12/11/19

    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

  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. FAQ - Loss of sex drive FAQs

    18/01/21

    Loss of interest in sex (or loss of libido) isn’t unusual. It affects up to one in five men at some point. Loss of libido is no fun. Usually, it’s short-term – after a life-changing event like pregnancy or childbirth. But if it lasts longer, it can be a s ... More

  8. FAQ - Foot Care FAQs

    29/04/16

    Whether on site or in the office, don't put your foot in it at work. If you’re on your feet most of the day at work, your legs and feet are probably the most important piece of equipment you use at work. You can replace a lost screwdriver or broken c ... More

  9. FAQ - ED drugs

    16/11/16

    FAQs on the drugs used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence. What drugs are there for erectile dysfunction? A class of drugs called Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors is widely used and effective. They increase the blood flow to your penis ... More

  10. FAQ - New Alcohol Guidelines FAQs

    22/04/16

    In January 2016, the recommended maximum alcohol intake for men was reduced by a third in new official guidelines. What is the new Department of Health guidance? What do the new guidelines say? The Chief Medical Officers’ guideline for both men and women ... More

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