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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 ...

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10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 9 Altered Bowel Habit

23rd July 2018

No one likes to think about what goes down the toilet bowl, but you should steal a glance whenever you can stomach it! At least one in five of us get a tummy bug each year, and most cases settle down quickly without ill effects.  If, however you are ‘regular as clockwork’ and notice that you ...

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Bowel cancer screening could indicate other illnesess and detect early risk

21st July 2018

Bowel Cancer is the second largest cause of death in the UK.  Around one in twenty people will get bowel cancer at some point in their life.  Nine in ten will be over the age of 60. A study has suggested that bowel cancer testing could indicate whether people are at risk of other illnesses. The ...

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10 Good Reasons To Se Your Doctor. Number 8. Flashes and Floaters

20th June 2018

Everyone sees things that aren’t real sometimes.  Look at a bright white wall or stare up at a blue cloudless sky and you will probably be able to spot some odd black wispy blobs floating across your vision.  These are perfectly harmless ‘floaters’ caused by tiny, near-transparent fragments of old tissue that have broken off ...

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10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 7 – Moles

5th June 2018

Spending time outdoors in the summer is vital for getting a good dose of the bone strengthening vitamin D, but too much sun has a darker side.  A poll of nearly 2,000 British holidaymakers revealed that 88% got sunburnt on their last trip, which significantly increases the risk of skin cancer. Excessive sunbathing and increased use ...

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Challenges of Cancer and Disability Study

24th April 2018

Do you have any physical impairment and have had a diagnosis of cancer, currently in remission or six months beyond treatment? Are you an adult living anywhere in the UK?   If the answer is yes, please take a moment to consider participating in an interview study funded by Tenovus Cancer Care. The aim of the Challenges ...

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10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 6 – Headaches

23rd April 2018

Around 120 million people in the UK get headaches regularly, and nearly everyone suffers one at some point.  The most common – tension headaches – are fairly short lived, feel like a tight band around the head, and are typically brought on by lack of sleep, stress, hunger, not drinking enough water or too much ...

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10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 4 – Persistent Cough

15th March 2018

Our lungs are one of the most vulnerable parts of the body, and the immune system is forever working hard to clear out the gunk and germs we breathe in every day, especially the smokers. Coughs come and go, but a cough that won’t shift should not be passed off as normal.  A dry, tickly cough ...

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A Study Shows That A New Type Of MRI Scan Could Speed Up And Improve The Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer

12th March 2018

A UK study has shown that a new type of MRI scan called a multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging scan ‘PROMIS'(MP-MRI scan) could help to diagnose prostate cancer more quickly. Using this type of scan with men who may have prostate cancer has shown that abnormal areas of the prostate can be targeted very precisely to take ...

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10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 3 – Chest Pain

9th March 2018

Countless TV dramas and films have taught us to instantly know that a character who grips their left arm, winces with crushing chest pain and collapses to the floor has just had a heart attack. In real life it isn’t always this way and, conversely, sometimes even the most distressing of chest pains are harmless.  When ...

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How to get in touch:

Jonathan Prince, Trustee

Crofton House, 5 Morley Close
Orpington
Kent
BR6 8JR

(t) 01689 858877

(e) enquiries@blueribbonfoundation.org.uk.

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