Men – can you please help research by taking a survey
7th June 2019
Caterina Gentili, a PhD researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (University of the West of England, Bristol), is currently conducting an online survey investigating the psychological and physical challenges that patients diagnosed with prostate cancer experience. The survey only takes 20 to 30 minutes. If you would like to participate, please follow this link: https://uwe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JslW06Gn73ZaGV As a thank you, you ...more
The Dreaded Rectal Exam! (A Doctors Perspective)
29th May 2019
Unlike the glamorous doctors portrayed in the likes of Scrubs or Grey’s Anatomy, being a doctor in the NHS if far from what you see on TV. I too was naive, distinctly picturing myself as one of those super-humans cast by Hollywood to save lives & charm nurses. Instead, the reality is that I’m more likely to be found ...more
Centre for Appearance Research – Please Help With This Online Survey!
14th February 2019
Caterina Gentili, a PhD researcher from the Centre for Appearance Research (University of the West of England, Bristol), is currently conducting an online survey investigating the psychological and physical challenges that patients diagnosed with prostate cancer experience. The survey only takes 20 to 30 minutes. If you would like to participate, please follow this link: https://uwe.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0JslW06Gn73ZaGV As ...more
UK Falls Behind In Life Expectancy Improvements
28th January 2019
Life expectancy in the UK has increased at a slower rate than in 20 other leading nations, according to recent data. Britain showed the lowest increase in life expectancy in women, and the second lowest rise in men’s life expectancy (after the USA) according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Between 2010 and 2015 life expectancy increased ...more
Men at risk of prostate cancer will be spared needless biopsies and surgery under new guidance for the NHS.
12th December 2018
Men at risk of prostate cancer will be spared needless biopsies and surgery under new guidance for the NHS. Instead, those with suspected disease will be asked to undergo MRI scans, which could allow one quarter of cases to be given the all-clear without further tests. Research suggests that the technique could be twice as effective ...more
Male Obesity – We Have A Responsibility To Our Children
26th July 2018
Male obesity is at an all time high. And following on there are growing rates of our children, in fact one in five children starting primary school is overweight or even obese and that rises to a huge on in three kids by kids aged 10! One of thew huge barriers is the way us men ...more
Men and Prostate Cancer.
23rd July 2018
Many men don’t give this issue much thought. Many men don’t know where their prostate is or if they do what it does! In the UK one in eight men are now being diagnosed with prostate cancer, but this lack of awareness is a serious problem. A recent survey found that almost 4 in 10 cases ...more
Why Doctors Aren’t Keen On PSA Screening
23rd April 2018
Offering middle aged men a one-off PSA screening test does not save lives, according to the world’s largest prostate cancer trial carried out by Cancer Research UK. The findings won’t surprise most doctors, who have long known that the PSA test is a flawed tool for looking for silent cancers of the prostate and, contrary to ...more
Comprehensive Guide To Choosing Exercise Equipment.
5th March 2018
Just seen a very good and comprehensive guide to exercise equipment and how to get the best out of it. This is both at home and in the gym. There are some adverts but they are helpful suggestions rather that straight product advertising. Go to www.jenreviews.com/best-exercise-equipment/more
10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 1 Weight Loss.
27th February 2018
For those of us who carry a few extra pounds, life can feel like a never-ending treadmill of diets and possibly exercise. Suddenly dropping some unexpected weight may sound great, but certainly shouldn’t be accepted as a gift of the gods. To suddenly loose weight, your body must be burning up more energy than you ...more