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What you Need to Know About Your Blood Pressure

26th July 2019

We all know that high blood pressure is bad. But do you know why it’s so important to keep a handle on your blood pressure? Here’s why. When was the last time you checked your blood pressure or visited a doctor with concerns about your weight, stress levels, or family history of poor health? If your answer to either question is ...

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Study shows rise in stroke survival rates

22nd July 2019

An increase in fatalities amongst young people bucks a positive trend. A new study by researchers in the University of Oxford has found that between 2001 and 2010 fewer people in England dies from strokes, whilst cases of them in young people are on the rise. The research suggests that most of the reduction in the stroke-related eths come from more people surviving ...

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Obesity overtakes smoking as the leading cause of four major cancers

17th July 2019

Obesity has overtaken smoking as the leading cause of major cancers, according to new research revealing the “devastating” impact of Britain’s weight problem. Excess weight is now fuelling 4,000 more cases of bowel, kidney, ovarian and liver cancer than those caused by smoking, the study found. Britain has the highest rates of obesity in Western Europe, with rates rising even ...

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Bowel Cancer Time Bomb as More Younger People Develop it!

10th July 2019

Bowel cancer time bomb as more younger people develop it and diet is blamed. 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 ...

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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 ...

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Sausages and Other ‘Ultra Processed’ Food Could Increase the Risk of Early Death by 60%

31st May 2019

Eating sausages and other “ultra processed foods” could increase the risk of early death by 60 per cent, research suggests.  Two studies, published in the BMJ, link ready meals and other foods containing high levels of added fat and sugar to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The research found that those eating four portions a day of such foods ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Volunteer Your Way To Better Health

31st January 2019

Giving up your time to help others has a range of unexpected benefits. More than 21 million people in the UK volunteer at least once a year, throwing their time and energy into helping others. Moreover, while these dedicated volunteers help the isolated and sick, drive community groups and transform wild spaces, there is growing evidence that ...

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Male Breast Cancer – “I Tried To Cut Off My Breast”

9th January 2019

Breast cancer is a disease that overwhelmingly affects women, but men get it too. Peter Bagnall is one of them.  Peter, 56, who is from Birmingham, got in touch with BBC Radio 5 Live during a discussion about women choosing to “go flat” instead of having reconstruction after breast cancer. Here, in this own words, is ...

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Organisations we have worked with to promote men’s health and wellbeing

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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