Heart Disease: Understanding and Preventing It
9th July 2019
Author: Anna Kucirkova The human heart is an intriguing organ. It is the first working organ to develop in an embryo, where it begins to pump blood at about three weeks. The heart is a muscle that continuously distributes blood throughout the body for an entire lifetime. Every day your heart will beat about 115,000 times and will pump ...more
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
Bowel Cancer Time Bomb As more Younger People Develop it!
17th May 2019
Bowel cancers among under-50s in the UK have increased substantially due to poor diet and obesity – prompting calls to lower the screening age. Researchers have found that while incidents of bowel cancers in adults under 50 have increased over the latest available 10-year period, the levels for other age groups either dropped or remained the same. One study, published ...more
Men An Unhealthy Lifestyle Can Lead To Dementia
14th May 2019
Men, well we have been saying this for some while and now a large research programme by the World Health Organisation has found dementia affects some 50 million people worldwide and costs £632 billion annually to treat and in addition diagnoses are likely to triple by 2050. To tackle this growing problem they have set out ...more
Kidneys – Let’s Debunk the Myths!
28th March 2019
Ever think about your kidneys? Unless there’s something directly wrong with them, we don’t usually give them much thought. However, kidneys are incredibly important – they filter our blood to make urine and remove waste from our bodies. But they don’t always function correctly. Approximately 3 million people in the UK have kidney disease – ...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