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  1. FAQ - Alcohol FAQs

    14/04/16

    Who is in charge? You or the booze. Why do I enjoy drinking? Alcohol damps down activity in the central nervous system, promoting relaxation, easing anxiety and reducing inhibitions. It acts as a social lubricant, and as such plays a central role in many ... More

  2. FAQ - Stress FAQs

    14/06/16

    With all the pressures of modern life it's easy to get stressed. What is stress? Stress is a modern, widely-used word that's used to describe the feelings of " distress " experienced when tension (or boredom) become unbearably high. In ... More

  3. FAQ - Smoking FAQs

    14/04/16

    We all know smoking isn't good for us but what can you do about it. Why do I enjoy smoking? Nicotine, the addictive drug in tobacco, provides instant but very short-lived stimulation to the nervous system, reducing tiredness and improving concentrati ... More

  4. FAQ - Hair loss FAQs

    31/05/16

    Male pattern baldness affects over half of men over the age of 50 and most men at some point during their life. What is it? Most men don't need to be told — it's the loss of hair resulting in decreasing coverage of the scalp. What are the main s ... More

  5. FAQ - Bent Penis FAQs

    29/04/16

    Peyronie's disease is a condition where your penis becomes more bent than usual. Why is my erect penis bent? Every penis is bit bent and a slight bend upwards is not just normal but desirable. You may have a problem if your penis is bent to the left ... More

  6. FAQ - Man MOT FAQs

    18/05/15

    Sounds great. But how does Man MOT work? What is Man MOT? Man MOT is a free, confidential online health information service designed by and for men in England. You  can use it at anytime. You can text chat directly to an NHS GP about any health problem at ... More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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