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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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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 ...

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Migraines – The Sixth Most Disabling Condition In The World!

13th November 2018

What are Migraines?  A migraine is a primary headache disorder that causes symptoms such as a headache, sickness and photophobia (an aversion to light).  According to the Migraine Trust, experts don’t yet know why people develop the condition but they do know that it has a genetic component, so someone with migraines is likely to ...

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10 Good Reasons To See your Doctor Number 10 – Back Pain

23rd October 2018

Back pain is the bane of so many people and is the number one cause of absence from work.  The human back seems to be ill-equipped to cope with 21st century life and backaches are rarely caused by anything serious.  Aches and pains usually get better with time and are helped by stretching, staying active ...

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Highly Processed Food is “Cancer Risk”

23rd October 2018

Consuming foods such as chicken nuggets, ready meals and mass-produced bakery goods may significantly increase the risk of developing cancer, according to new French research. Following the eating habits of people over the last five years, their study (reported in the British Medical Journal) stated that a 10% increase in the proportion of ultra-processed foods in ...

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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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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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