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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 ...

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All.Can Patient Survey

1st February 2018

When you’re having treatment for cancer, anything that makes life a bit easier can make a huge difference. As part of an initiative to improve efficiency in cancer care by focusing on what matters to patients, All.Can is calling for patients to share their perspectives. Findings from the survey will be used to inform discussions with ...

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Drink Driving over Christmas

22nd December 2017

In this post, we outline a Christmas-themed drink driving infographic. The infographic visually outlines drink driving statistics relating to UK-drivers in December 2016. The infographic serves as a stark warning to anyone willing to drink drive during Christmas, or indeed any other month of the year. The infographic was put together by Paul Clarke and his ...

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Gut Bacteria Might Hitch A Ride with Spreading Bowel Cancer

2nd December 2017

Bowel Cancer has become the second largest cause of cancer deaths in the UK!  New research shows that certain bacteria found in bowel cancers can be found in a small number of tumours which have spread to other parts of the body. The team at the Dana-Farber institute took samples from 101 patients who had bowel cancer. ...

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The Five Health Conditions All Men Should Know About – No 5. Testicular Cancer

21st November 2017

A higher risk of cancer is generally associated with older people, but testicular cancer in particular tends to affects younger men. As such, all young men should be alert to the symptoms, and do a check themselves every month or so for lumps or swelling: take the testicle between your fingers and roll it gently ...

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14th November is World Diabetes Day – Here Are Six Diabetes Myths

14th November 2017

In the last 20 years the number of cases of diabetes in the UK has doubled undoubtedly due to the surge in obesity causing the rise of type 2 diabetes. But there is still plenty of misinformation out there and too many patients still seem to be in the dark when it comes to the ...

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The Five Health Conditions Men Should Know About. No 4 – Enlarged Prostate

13th November 2017

Given how common this condition is, it is certainly something all men should be aware of. Around one in eight men will be affected by enlarged prostate during their lifetime. It usually becomes apparent in men over fifty, but can and does occur in younger men, so it is important that all men are able ...

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Five Health Conditions All Men Should Know About. No 3 – Peyronie’s Disease

10th November 2017

Peyronie’s is a condition which causes a bend in the penis. It is caused by a build-up of collagen in the penis, which creates fibrous scar tissue and thickened nodules, which causes the penis to develop a sharp bend when erect. It affects 3-7% of the male population worldwide and over 150,000 men in the ...

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Study Finds That Eating Alone Puts Men At A Greater Risk Of Obesity

5th November 2017

A new study has found that men who eat alone have a 45 per cent greater risk of developing obesity Researchers at Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital in Seoul, South Korea also found links between eating alone and high blood pressure and high cholesterol.  While their findings revealed health consequences for both men and women who dined ...

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The Five Health Conditions All Men Should Know About Number 2 – Thrush In Men!

31st October 2017

You read that right. Although thrush is a condition most frequently associated with women, it also occurs in men. It is caused by a fungus called Candida albicans, and funguses aren’t interested in discriminating by gender. In men, thrush affects the head of the penis, causing symptoms such as irritation, redness and discharge. Thrush can be ...

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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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