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
10 Good Reasons To See Your Doctor. Number 5 – Yellowing Skin.
9th April 2018
If you’ve ever seen a photo of a child who has turned orange from eating too many carrots, then you’ll know that what’s in our blood can sometimes show on our skin. Vegetarians and those that love their greens tend to have an orange-ish hue to their complexion, but id someone notices that you are looking ...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
Its Lovely To Get Feedback!
29th December 2017
“Just a quick note to say a HUGE thank you for the Men’s Health presentation conducted at Quantum Advisory in November as part of the themed Health and Wellbeing programme from VavistaWellness. You covered a lot of ground in the time given and I believe raised awareness of the key issues facing the male workforce, ...more
The Hidden Killer
21st November 2017
I have been looking into Pancreatic Cancer and have learnt that it is a hidden killer as it remains undetected often until it has reached a condition where there is little that can be done. Recently published statistics show that in 2014 there were 9,618 cases and of these there were 8,817 deaths. I have also ...more
Today 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 ...more
“it must be the cut or the style” by Our Ambassador – Steve Sutherland
10th November 2017
I’m very proud to be an ambassador of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, a national charity working to raise awareness of male health issues by encouraging men to take positive action to safeguard their health and wellbeing. Being involved with this important charity – whose sister charity is the Pink Ribbon Foundation – has made me far more aware of ...more
Moving on, and keeping moving
26th February 2017
Hi, I’m Drew, and I’ve been supporting the Blue Ribbon Foundation with their website and social media content. This will be my last blog for the Foundation as I’m moving onto new projects (though I will miss working with the Foundation!). I’ve been writing these blogs for the best part of two years now, so ...more