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  1. Moses: 'Listen to your body. Talk to Man MOT.'

    16/06/15

    Wandsworth man Moses was diagnosed last year with cancer. At first I thought I had a chest infection, which I  ignored for the best part of a year. When I started  to cough up blood and lose weight I put it down to  stress. It got to the point that I stop ... More

  2. NHS Health Checks

    15/08/18

    What is an NHS health check? What is an NHS health check? It's basically a free midlife MOT from NHS England. It can help you spot upcoming heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke and other health problems. If you're aged 40-74 and don&# ... More

  3. Man MOT Podcast #3

    24/03/15

    Comedian John Ryan shares his philosophy on eating and drinking. Website editor Jim Pollard says 'yeah' a lot. As the Men's Health Forum publishes its latest man manual Eat. Drink. Don't Diet, comedian John Ryan discusses cheese, chips ... More

  4. Man MOT Podcast #2

    13/06/16

    As beatstress.uk opens, comedian John Ryan shares his philosophy on beating stress and anger. Visit the  Beat Stress and Anger  clinic for live text chat and email with an NHS expert. Follow John on Twitter  @comedyjohnryan  and  Facebook. Big t hanks to ... More

  5. 'I'm happier, more truthful and more self - accepting'

    05/11/14

    For many men, becoming disabled is the worst thing they can imagine. Mark disagrees. I was 25. I was just about to start my first teaching job. I went for a run and did about five miles. The next day my knee swelled up. Both the doctor and I thought I ... More

  6. How to live with a long - term condition

    26/01/15

    What's the secret of living with a long-term condition? Jim Pollard has interviewed many men living with a variety of LTCs. Here are their tips. Doctors, health services and many patients struggle with long-term conditions (LTCs) because there is rar ... More

  7. 'I didn't know until I was in my 40s'

    22/09/14

    John Byrne talks about his attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis. I grew up when things like ADHD and dyslexia hadn’t been ‘invented’ so didn’t find out until I was in my early forties. My 6 year-old son was tested. Teachers thought he ... More

  8. 'Recovery is a journey'

    22/09/14

    Richard Shrubb talks about living with paranoid schizophrenia. I had a massive breakdown in 1996, but didn’t get to see a psychiatrist until 1999. To my family my breakdown appeared so gradual they didn’t realise I had finally lost the plot. To them I was ... More

  9. 'Learn To Love Yourself'

    22/09/14

    Fabio Zuchelli talks about living with depression and anxiety. On the face of it, growing up I really didn’t have it hard at all. People often seem surprised to hear I’ve really struggled with low mood and anxiety. The causes of my decade and a half of de ... More

  10. 'Have the balls to ask for help'

    31/07/14

    Ryan Walshe discovered he had testicular cancer when watching TV I noticed something was wrong after I watched  Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4. There was a piece about testicular cancer. When I did a self-examination, I noticed that one of testicles was ... More

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