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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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Health Conditions Men Really Should Know About. 1. Hypospadias.

24th October 2017

Hypospadias is said to be the second most common birth defect in males, hypospadias occurs in approximately 1 in 250 men. The condition affects the urethra, causing the urinary opening to be lower down than its usual position at the head of the penis, and can also prevent the full development of the foreskin. Hypospadias is ...

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A Prostate Talk at The Mulberry Centre Isleworth London, on Thursday 2nd November at 7:15pm.

21st October 2017

Join them  for a relaxed Information Evening.  The speaker is Mr Matt Winkler MD, FRCS, Consultant Urologist and Prostate Cancer Specialist. prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males in the UK 1 in 8 men in the UK will get prostate cancer. 1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer at some point in ...

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There Could Be A Scientrific Reason You’re Not Losing Weight Following This Popular Diet

10th October 2017

There’s increasing evidence to suggest that the “one size fits all” approach to weight loss doesn’t work. In fact, new research suggests that getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted could predict whether or not a particular diet will work for you. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity, found that the increasingly ...

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Fasting may have a future role in treating diabetes

24th February 2017

US researchers have found that the pancreas may be triggered to regenerate via fasting, which reversed diabetes symptoms in mice. As reported by BBC News,  and published in the journal Cell, scientists from the University of Southern California put mice on a fasting diet.  This is comparable to a specialised human diet of 800 to 1,100 ...

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Benefits of multivitamins questioned by Australian Medical Association

17th February 2017

There is a lack of evidence for the benefits of multivitamins except for people with specific deficiencies, according to the President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA). As reported by the Guardian, AMA President Michael Gannon said that while multivitamins may help people with specific nutrient deficiencies or need, in most cases this leads simply to ...

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Light therapy promises big change for early treatment of prostate cancer

10th February 2017

Almost half of patients involved in a clinical trial went into complete remission following new treatment for localised prostate cancer called vascular-targeted photodynamic therapy (VTP). As reported by Medical News Today, the clinical trial was run by Professor Mark Emberton at University College London and colleagues, and published in The Lancet Oncology.  413 men with early ...

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Over half a million people susceptible to heart disease due to faulty genes

3rd February 2017

The British Heart Foundation has outlined that around 620,000 people in the UK have a faulty gene which increases their risk of heart disease. Coronary heart disease has a range of well-established causes (see our information).  However, increased research into genetic susceptibility to developing heart conditions has identified faulty genes that can have a significant impact, ...

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Longer life link with spicy food

27th January 2017

A University of Vermont study suggests capsaicin found in chilli peppers may help promote longevity. As featured in the Telegraph, data from 16,000 US men over a period of 19 years were included in the study.  Over that time, 34% of the men died, but when cross-referenced for chilli pepper consumption, the percentage fell to only ...

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Huge step forward in prostate cancer testing

20th January 2017

The use of multi-parametric MRI to detect prostate cancer has shown to detect more cancers and reduce the need for unnecessary biopsies. As reported by BBC News and published in the Lancet, a trial of 576 men was shown to dramatically increase the accuracy of cancer detection.  Currently, testing for prostate cancer can involve a blood ...

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Jonathan Prince, Trustee

Crofton House, 5 Morley Close
Orpington
Kent
BR6 8JR

(t) 01689 858877

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