men’s health

A blog about all aspects of men’s health.

Dr Roger Goulds

7 Jul

Living the dream

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This week we are running our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health. I have had a stressful week, moving house, downsizing here in the UK and hoping soon to semi-retire and move to France. It made me think of …

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talkhealth contributors

22 Jun

Don’t Let ED Ruin your Relationship

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Erectile dysfunction can cut right to the core of a couple’s relationship, whether you have been together for years or are just getting into the swing of things. When a man cannot perform in the bedroom it can have devastating, …

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talkhealth

19 Jun

This week @ talkhealth

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It’s been another very busy week at talkhealth, as always! We are delighted to have an Intern, April, who will be joining us on Monday. She will be primarily helping with our social media campaigns as well as various projects …

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talkhealth

20 May

Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?

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What the UK Government defines as binge drinking might come as a shock to some. Binge drinking is defined as the intake of twice the recommended daily alcohol limit. For men that means eight units, the equivalent of four pints …

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Sudep Action

15 May

New Safety App for National Epilepsy Week Stay Smart campaign

SUDEP Action has launched its Stay Smart campaign for National Epilepsy Week encouraging people with epilepsy to register for a new Safety App. The technology, EpSMon, is designed to help people with epilepsy assess their risks in between visits with …

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Guest blogger

30 Apr

Age Related Hearing Loss – Causes and Treatment

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According to The charity ‘Action On Hearing Loss’, a one in seven UK resident suffers from some kind of hearing loss. There are many reasons for loss of hearing, some are directly linked with medial conditions such as infections, some …

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Ultrabonkers

31 Mar

TAPER? I’M STILL TRAINING!!! AND BEING SUPPORTED BY STEPHEN FRY!

Click the arrow above to watch how Stephen Fry is supporting runners raising money by running the London Marathon

Oh my!  The Virgin Money London Marathon really is getting close!  Sunday 26th April to be precise, or even more precise: 3 long runs, 8 effort runs, 9 recovery runs (or parkruns), 6 rest days, 2x Pilates sessions, 4x swims …

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Guest blogger

26 Mar

Is your bed giving you a good night’s sleep?

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Sleep is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Without enough sleep we can be grumpy and irritable, find it hard to concentrate during the day, and will often suffer with other health issues such as headaches, back …

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Applebottomgenes

19 Feb

The Invisibility Cloak

I didn’t gain weight accidentally.  I didnt gain weight because I simply couldn’t resist the chocolate or couln’t be bothered to exercise. I didn’t gain weight by having my four children. It didn’t creep up on me.  I gained weight …

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Ultrabonkers

4 Feb

Running to beat blood cancers

Running to raise money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research

My journey into marathons and ultra-marathons to challenge myself and raise funds for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research I’m a 53 year old Dad with two daughters at UNI, kart racer and a management consultant working long, pretty stressful hours from …

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talkhealth

3 Feb

Recent talkhealth Survey Results

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To coincide with our Online Clinics we ran a survey in November on Erectile Dysfunction, in December on Drink Awareness and in January on Weight Management.  A brief summary of the results are below with links to the full findings. …

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Applebottomgenes

30 Dec

The FEELS

When I started writing about my weight loss journey I imagined myself sitting at my laptop being witty and wise and hopefully inspirational. Whats happened is Ive opened a can of worms where my feelings about my metamorphasis have bubbled …

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Guest blogger

17 Nov

How “Seconds Matter” to someone living with arthritis

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With more than 100 forms of arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, the cost to the UK for musculoskeletal conditions is over £5billion annually. With Arthritis being a disease that affects more than 10 million people of all ages across the UK, …

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talkhealth

15 Oct

Public Health England: Enhanced Ebola screening process

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Public Health England (PHE) is helping to roll out enhanced screening for Ebola starting at Heathrow, then Gatwick and St Pancras (Eurostar), in passengers that Border Force officers identify as having travelled from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. Passengers will …

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Guest blogger

18 Sep

How to join the 10% of Brits who think they’re good sleepers

At the end of each day, we Brits love nothing more than to sink into our mattresses and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, this is only a reality for a relatively small amount of the population with following research …

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talkhealth

2 Sep

Skin cancer hospital admissions soar by 41% in just five years

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The number of hospital admissions for skin cancer treatment in England has increased by 41 per cent in the space of just five years, according to a study being presented this week at the World Congress on Cancers of the …

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talkhealth

13 Aug

Cervical Awareness survey results

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In March 2014 for Ovarian Cancer Awareness month we ran an online clinic on gynaecology with NHS Choices, Multi-gyn, Promensil Menopause, Sylk Intimate Moisturiser, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Eve’s Appeal. To find out more about our talkhealth members views, we also …

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talkhealth

28 Jul

Bladder, bowel and digestive health clinic 2014

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Did you manage to visit our online clinic on bladder, bowel and digestive health? If you missed it or would like to read through the questions and answers you can see all the content here. We would like to thank …

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Charity News

21 Jul

New clinical trial in bowel cancer

Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered how two genes – called MEK and MET – cause bowel cancer cells to become resistant to treatments used against the disease, according to research in the journal Cell Reports*. “Our discoveries in this …

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talkhealth

30 Jun

Sun safety at Wimbledon

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The sun is shining once again over Wimbledon and St John Ambulance is encouraging spectators to stay safe in the sun by being aware of a few simple steps. The high temperatures are already keeping the 43 volunteer first aiders, …

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talkhealth

27 Jun

Challenge eHealth Innovation Awards

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talkhealth are proud to be supporting the Challenge ‘eHealth innovation Awards’. Please see details below. Expressions of interest are now open for the ‘Challenge eHealth Innovation Awards’.  The event sponsored by the Welsh Government offers SMEs, clinicians, healthcare workers, patients, …

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Charity News

22 May

Does sunlight help protect against skin cancer?

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Moderate sunbathing outdoors or on a sunbed can be good preparation for a summer holiday. Sunburn and recreational exposure to the sun, e. g. during a summer holiday, encourage skin cancer, particularly in fair-skinned people. At the same time, the …

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Gary Turner

20 May

Need to lose weight ASAP!

I’ve just had a Facebook message asking me for help, looking for a gym, as they “need to lose weight ASAP” Here is my response: “Here’s some free advice that most people pay for, so I’ll keep it simple and …

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talkhealth

19 May

NHS CHOICES ONLINE EPILEPSY CLINIC NOW OPEN

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  Our first ever NHS Choices clinic is NOW OPEN FOR QUESTIONS! We’ve teamed up with NHS Choices, Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Action, Medic Alert UK and SUDEP during National Epilepsy Week to hold an online Q&A session. Our fantastic panel …

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talkhealth

13 May

Anti-Ageing Show 2014 – we find out some great hints & tips!

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talkhealth visited Olympia this weekend to see some exciting products and services available to help with the signs of anti-ageing.  And as you can imagine it was all in the interest of ‘science/talkhealth‘… and clearly not for us personally!….  In …

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Gary Turner

8 May

Exam Pressure – Helping Out the Kids!

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Kids at the age of seven appear to be doing their exams at the moment. It appears that they are being put under lots of pressure. Parents are reporting to me that their kids are experiencing tantrums, sleepless nights, crying…in …

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talkhealth

2 May

Want to know the latest news on talkhealth? Here’s what we’ve got coming up in May…

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National Epilepsy Week National Epilepsy week for 2014 is running from 18th – 24th May – and talkhealth will be doing everything we can to help raise awareness during this time. We are very excited to be running the FIRST EVER …

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talkhealth

28 Mar

Cutting-Edge Drugs To Be Fast-Tracked To Patients

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State-of-the-art medicines will be fast-tracked to patients thanks to the Early Access to Medicines Scheme. The scheme will make the UK one of the best countries in the world to capitalise on breakthroughs in medical care. The Government is determined …

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talkhealth

21 Mar

NHS Charges From April 2014

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NHS prescription charge in England will increase by 20 pence from £7.85 to £8.05 for each quantity of a drug or appliance from 1 April 2014. It is also intended that the single charge will increase by 20 pence to …

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talkhealth

19 Mar

Nutrition & Hydration Week 17-23 March

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Water  – did you know that it’s the best fuel for a healthy life – and in fact one of the most precious and important commodities in the world? Water makes up 2/3rds of our body and therefore it is …

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Charity News

19 Mar

Dangerous misconceptions about skin cancer revealed by new research

Over half (53 per cent[1]) of people within the UK worry less about skin cancer than other cancers, with nearly one in five (18 per cent) misguidedly thinking it’s easily avoidable, according to new research. Furthermore, 38 per cent of …

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Charity News

10 Mar

Bowel Cancer UK launches new diet information pack for people in recovery from bowel cancer

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Bowel Cancer UK has produced a new information pack called ‘Your Diet: Living with and beyond bowel cancer’ which will inform and give tips to people recovering from bowel cancer. Every year, over 40,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer …

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Deborah

3 Mar

Halfway Through Couch to 5K

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This week sees the start of Week 6 of the Couch to 5K course I am running for Sherfield Park Runners. Of those who started the course initially we have 17 stalwarts who are working really hard and are dedicated …

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Charity News

18 Feb

Thyroid Eye Disease Meeting – Newcastle upon Tyne – Friday 16 / Saturday 17 May 2014

A unique event bringing together leading European and British experts on Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) will be an opportunity for patients with TED, their families and carers, members of the public and pupils to meet European and UK experts to …

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Guest blogger

12 Feb

True or false? Unhealthy habits that are actually healthy

In February it’s tempting to dump your healthy resolutions and sneak a cheeky cigarette or a glass of wine. Research suggests that nearly 50% of us make New Year’s resolutions but only 8 per cent go on to keep them …

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Deborah

6 Feb

Week 2 – Couch to 5k

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Last night we held the second session of our Sherfield Park Runners Couch to 5k course (or C25K for short). But before I give you an update on how last night went, I need to tell you about the hard …

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Deborah

30 Jan

Week 1 – Couch to 5k

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Last night, on behalf of Sherfield Park Runners, I ran the first ever session of our beginners’ running course – Couch to 5k. Over the next 9 weeks I will be taking people who have never run before through a …

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Mark Whiteley

23 Jan

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) link with cancer

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in the deep veins of the legs, is always going to be a matter of concern. Worryingly however, recent NICE guidelines have highlighted an additional concern for those found to be suffering from …

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Deborah

20 Jan

Running – Couch to 5k

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It’s been quite a while since my last blog post but I’ve lots to say about my running and the running club I co-founded in April last year – Sherfield Park Runners! In October, I completed my third ever half …

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talkhealth

17 Jan

JANUARY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT CLINIC IS NOW OPEN!

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January has seen the return of our ever popular NHS Choices Weight Management Clinic in partnership with The Healthy Portion Plate, B-eat, MGEDT and HOOP. Has Christmas left you feeling like you may have over-indulged? Are you generally an emotional …

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Guest blogger

17 Jan

Sticking To New Year’s Resolutions Does Not Depend On Will Power

Do you stick to your New Year's Resolutions?

Those struggling to stick to their New Year’s resolution might take comfort in scientists’ assertion that will power has very little to do with a person’s character. Professor Nick Chater revealed that the environment is a far bigger factor in …

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Gary Turner

13 Jan

Want To Run A Marathon? Tips To Help…

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 So, you’ve signed up for the London Marathon? Here are some generalised training tips and knowledge to help. OK, not the London Marathon, but I do like this shot of me and the huskies on the Brecon Beacons! A marathon …

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Gary Turner

1 Jan

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Out With The old   Today is New Year’s Day, and my Facebook feeds are filled with people selling products and solutions for weight loss. Without exception these are based on the ‘calorie deficit model’ – or dieting. Unfortunately this …

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Mark Whiteley

19 Dec

A sticky end for Varicose Veins

Treatments for varicose veins have changed beyond recognition over the last ten years. Up until 1998, the only real option for the treatment of varicose veins and associated conditions (such as venous leg ulcers) was the infamous tying and stripping …

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talkhealth

13 Dec

Do you know what you are giving your partner for Christmas this year?

Everyone likes to get into the festive spirit at Christmas but our friends over at The STI Clinic have put together this video called “Christmas Surprises” to remind us it’s not always all fun and games. Have a watch and …

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Barbara Wilson

10 Dec

Choose Life

Someone asked me the other day whether cancer was ultimately a positive, transformative experience. Gosh, what a question! Thinking positively about cancer didn’t come easily to me at all, and I can’t imagine it comes easily to anyone. I experienced …

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Barbara Wilson

10 Dec

How can managers support working carers who look after someone with cancer?

Peter’s manager had been trying to get hold of me urgently. I left a routine meeting I had been chairing to call him back. One of the longer term members of his team had recently become a dad (for the …

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Barbara Wilson

10 Dec

The Hidden Impact of Cancer – Dealing with the Psychological Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

  A few days ago I took part in two events concerning cancer and mental health. You might well ask – what has that got to do with cancer and returning to work?  My response to that is that it …

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Gary Turner

29 Nov

Vitamin C Supplements – Should We?

I am not a fan of supplements. Instead I prefer to promote having a healthy balanced nutrition from whole food sources. Some people may benefit from food supplementation under medical supervision if they have a medical condition that requires it. …

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Guest blogger

18 Nov

Moderate coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 25%

The Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the latest research on coffee consumption in the prevention of type 2 diabetes Regular, moderate coffee consumption may decrease an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research highlighted in …

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talkhealth

14 Nov

talkhealth update!

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Today is the first of a new series of blogs about the latest news @talkhealth! As it is Movember this month we have all been talking  about men’s health! We’ve successfully launched talkmenshealth and have opened this month’s star attraction, the Men’s Health Clinic!  There …

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talkhealth

13 Nov

Online Clinic on Men’s Health now OPEN

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Our Online Clinic on Men’s health is now open, this is your chance to ask our experts about any health concerns or queries you may have.  We know that men in particular are not that good at going to the …

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Guest blogger

7 Nov

Prostate health – why are so many men still in the dark?

This month marks the start of Movember, a global movement that seeks to raise awareness of men’s wellbeing, in particular testicular and prostate health.   Many men – in particular young men – don’t pay as much attention to looking …

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Dr Jonathan Rees

4 Nov

Depression and how to spot the signs

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Depression is incredibly common and we all know someone (or several people) who has suffered from this problem, even if they have never shared this with us. As a GP, I see patients every day of my working week suffering …

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Charity News

28 Oct

Dr Google visited by almost half the nation online

BHF launch film series to help ease patient fears about common heart tests and treatments The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a series of online videos and DVDs to help ease patients’ fears and anxieties about common heart tests …

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Barbara Wilson

1 Oct

How do we get men to be more open about cancer

Silence isn't always golden

One major issue that has been raised with us a number of times is how to get men to be more open about health issues and cancer specifically so that HR professionals and line managers can provide them with the …

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Gary Turner

13 Sep

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

I often find myself working with clients suffering from IBS, both in my Hypnotherapy and in my Personal Training capacities. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or ‘IBS’, is a disorder involving a collection of symptoms that can include abdominal pain and cramping …

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Gary Turner

5 Aug

Performance – it is all in the mind

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As I crossed the first peak of the mountains my legs were like jelly. The wobble in my legs vibrated through my body. Then the cramps started. These were deep cramps right across my hamstrings and calves. I felt wasted, …

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Barbara Wilson

24 Jul

Returning to work after cancer – what’s so important?

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Returning to work after cancer – what’s so important? There are at present over 2 million people in the UK living with cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support estimates that by 2030 there will be 4 million. But the story of …

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Gary Turner

23 Jul

Hypnosis for surgery

I’ve received some lovely feedack following my last post. One of the messages was from a good friend of mine, Greg, recently had a bit of bad luck – his kidneys packed up. You know, as they do. No reason …

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Gary Turner

8 Jul

Role of Emotions in Disease and Illness – An Introduction

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An emotion is not a feeling, and a mood is something different too. Most people don’t understand the difference. An emotion can be thought of as just an ‘electro-chemical spark’ in the brain. Yet it is responsible for so much! …

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Guest blogger

4 Jul

Pfizer’s UK patent expires – but what does this mean for the patient?

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In recent weeks you will have no doubt heard or seen reports about changes to Viagra and Pfizer’s patent on the drug. Since 1998 Pfizer has owned the patent on Viagra, which means in has had exclusive rights to the …

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Charity News

24 Jun

Two-fifths of Britons sunburn on purpose to get ‘deeper’ tan

Two thirds of britons deliberately burn to try and get a deeper tan

Two-fifths of people (40%) say they burn their skin in the sun on purpose to ‘deepen’ a tan, according to new research by Macmillan Cancer Support1. This is despite the fact that getting a painful sunburn just once every two …

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Guest blogger

18 Jun

Know your stuff – the importance of self examination for testicular cancer

Dr Chowdhury explains about how to do a testicular self-examination

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men aged 15-49 in the UK[i], with cases having more than doubled in Britain since the mid-1970s[ii]. However, despite this for the vast majority of men – around 95% – testicular cancer is curable, and this rate …

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Barbara Wilson

7 Jun

Good news and bad news re cancer issued today.

      I’m sure you’ve heard the news today based on research by Macmillan  that by 2020 almost half of Britons will get cancer in their lifetime although 38% will not die from the disease. The growth in the …

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talkhealth

5 Jun

STI diagnoses hit 450,000 in England

STIs on the increase in the under 25s

According to Public Health England, diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections have risen to almost half a million in England in the last year with the highest rates of STIs in young people under the age of 25. This represents a …

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Mark

9 May

Over due Update!

Hi all it’s been a while since my last blog. It’s been a busy few weeks with fostering and we have enjoyed a trip to the lake district, a great place to get away and relax in balance with nature. …

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Guest blogger

7 May

Quick facts about UV protection and your eyes

Studies have shown that the effects of UV radiation are cumulative and may increase the chance of developing eye problems later in life

Many people know that exposure to the sun, especially at the height of summer, can damage their skin. But they don’t realise that extended exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays can also increase the risk of developing eye problems. CUMULATIVE DAMAGE: …

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Guest blogger

12 Apr

Depression Awareness Week – 15- 21 April 2013

Depression Awareness Week - 15th - 21st April 2013

15-21 April is Depression Awareness Week. Dr Richard Bowskill is a consultant psychiatrist and leading expert at the Priory Group. One of his clinical and research interests is in the field of Depression. Dr Bowskill said:  “Depression is a medical …

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AnnA_R

3 Apr

Men’s 4 New Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

I read in the news this morning that men will eventually become extinct – as if they don’t have enough to worry about with declining fertility and man boobs – now it seems they are also at risk from osteoporosis. …

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talkhealth

13 Mar

London takes its place among healthcare innovation elite cities of the world

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Jeremy Hunt launches London Centre of Innovation Excellence and new app library to help people live well. The UK’s worldwide reputation for innovation in healthcare will be sealed today as Jeremy Hunt launches London’s new centre of innovation excellence established …

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talkhealth

27 Feb

Reported cases of gonorrhoea up by 25%

Gonorrhoea cases increase

According to the newspapers today, reported cases of gonorrhoea are soaring amid warnings that sexually transmitted diseases are becoming resistant to treatments. Diagnosed cases are up by a quarter to around 21,000 in 2011. As a result the Health Protection …

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talkhealth

27 Feb

Are we a nation of secret boozers?

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According to the news today the UK is a nation of secret boozers. New figures show that around half of us lie about how much we drink. A team at the University College London ran a study into our drinking …

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talkhealth

13 Feb

Economic downturns, job losses and the ‘global crisis’ is now the right time to change your life?

With all the bad news about the economy, many people are feeling scared about making any changes in their lives they feel it’s not the ‘right time’. But now could well be the perfect time! Jessica McGregor Johnson believes that …

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Mark

4 Feb

Walking Medicine

In todays world of Deadlines, Emails, Bills and Crammed work Schedules its no surprise that people find it hard to find time for health and well-being. Many people dislike the idea of the busy gym as they may not know …

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talkhealth

2 Jan

How will you stick to your New Year’s Resolutions? Read some top tips to beat the odds

Almost 1 in 10 (9%) New Year’s resolutions last at least 6 months but almost 4 in 10 (39%) will be over in 2 weeks. More than 4 in 10 (45%) say lack of willpower is to blame for why …

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talkhealth

31 Dec

Health 2012: a year in headlines

Our health in 2012

In 2012 we’ve found that the standards of health reporting have – largely – improved. Where there have been health scares these have been sensibly and even-handedly reported, ‘wonder cures’ seem to have hit the headlines far less often than we’ve …

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talkhealth

15 Nov

Women more likely to be recognised with signs of depression than men

Study by the University of Westminster reveals that gender stereotypes influence perceptions of depressed people Women are more likely to be identified as having symptoms of depression and mental health disorders than men, according to research by Dr Viren Swami …

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talkhealth

9 Nov

Online clinic on prostate disease NOW OPEN

We are extremely excited that our NHS Choices online clinic on prostate disease, supported by the charity Movember and sponsored by ProstaBrit and TENA Men is now open for pre-clinic questions. Our medical experts will be on hand to answer …

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talkhealth

25 Oct

Movember and Sons London Launch

On 17th October 2012, talkhealth attended the London launch of Movember 2012. During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which …

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Paul

19 Oct

Music and mental health: my personal playlist

It makes sense that a chirpy tune should lift your mood, doesn’t it? Well no, not necessarily. In my darkest moods on my darkest days of depression, an excessively cheerful song would have been about as uplifting as a bad …

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talkhealth

4 Oct

British HIV Association reveals patients with HIV infections are going unnoticed by NHS

BHIVA (British HIV Association), the UK’s leading association representing professionals in HIV care, has today published figures from its latest audit of HIV testing and diagnosis in the UK. The audit examined the records of more than a thousand patients …

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talkhealth

28 Sep

Middlesex University psychology expert tips on dealing with Stoptober

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The Government’s national Stoptober campaign starts on Monday, which is a 28 day challenge aimed at stopping people smoking. Middlesex University psychology expert Mark Coulson argues that smokers must remember that smoking is a dependency as well as an addiction. …

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talkhealth

5 Jul

Viral Meningitis Warning As Footballer Taken Ill

A viral meningitis warning has been issued after Chelsea and England footballer, Daniel Sturridge, has been hospitalised with suspected viral meningitis this week. The Meningitis Trust is urging people to look out for the symptoms and act quickly if they …

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talkhealth

3 Jul

Fashions Change but Tattoos are Forever

A significant number of people regret having a tattoo, and the longer they have had one the more likely this becomes.  With a tattoo parlour popping up on every high street1 and the popularity of tattoos increasing2, a study, due …

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talkhealth

19 Jun

J&J files for expanded use of prostate cancer drug Zytiga

Johnson & Johnson has filed for approval of a new indication for its prostate cancer drug Zytiga in the US and EU, which could allow it to be used earlier on in the course of the disease. The company’s Janssen …

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talkhealth

31 May

Rise in sexually transmitted infections

The Health Protection Agency has announced that there has been a 2% increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England. There are now nearly 427,000 cases of STI’s with the biggest increase in gonorrhoea. Experts are concerned …

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Alison

21 May

Encouraging results for men with enlarged prostate

New research on improved sexual function for men with enlarged prostate Welcome news for men with an enlarged prostate (BPH) appears with the publication of new research on an effective way of treating both the BPH and the sexual dysfunction …

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Mental Health Foundation

11 May

Male depression: the importance of being honest

“There are a lot of things that go on behind your eyes, in your head” – Five minutes into ITV’s recent Tonight programme about the stigma of male depression, came this poignant admission from rugby union player Duncan Bell, a …

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AnnA_R

9 May

Lies, damned lies and statistics

We are always seeking ‘proof’ to guide our decisions, particularly when it comes to medical matters but that might be a mistake according to a new report. The largest comprehensive analysis of Clinicaltrials.gov finds that clinical trials are falling short …

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Mark

10 Apr

Aqua Classes… Do they really work?

The benefits of Aqua Exercise. Warm water pressure helps to block pain receptors, making it ideal for persons post surgery. (back, hip, knee, shoulder etc) Water works to keep you buoyant meaning the exercise is less weight bearing. This means there …

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Mark

13 Mar

Sugar – Poison, Drug or both?

 What is all the Fuss about Sugar! Its just Sugar right? Our World is infested with Sugar in many forms, in Soft Drinks, over Pills, in Medications, Sweets, Syrups, Sauces the list goes on… Have you ever hit the pause …

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talkhealth

9 Mar

Top Australian sunscreen now available at Waitrose

SunSense, the No 1 Australian sun protection brand, is now available at selected Waitrose stores and Ocado.  SunSense, which is also available at John Lewis stores and from Crawford Healthcare Ltd, provides high factor protection from the sun’s dangerous rays. …

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Mark

2 Mar

Take Away? or Take that Take Aways?

Its Friday…. I have had 3 Text Messages from Takeaway Pizza Companies! 4 Flyers through the door from fast food companies At least 10 people say they are going for takeout today!! Thats 17 opportunities to justify a take away tonight …

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talkhealth

2 Feb

Prostate cancer drug too expensive

Men with advanced prostate cancer are being denied the right to take a drug which could extend their life by more than 3 months. Although a final decision has yet to be made Abiraterone has been provisionally rejected for use …

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Mark

18 Jan

Alkaline – Stay Phit on the inside out.

So we are now well into January 2012… Christmas, chocolates, fizzy drinks, cakes and desserts are no longer for many people as they head towards a new years promise of weight loss and being healthier. On the Subject of health …

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Deborah

4 Jan

It’s all in the mind

Since we launched our new talkweight forum and weight is in the forefront of my mind, we’ve been having some interesting discussions in the office about being overweight, obesity and will power. The TV also seems to be full of …

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Deborah

2 Jan

As a nation are we in denial about our weight?

I read, with interest, an article in the Mail Online today about the increasing size of our nation entitled One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denial. The study was carried out by Slimming World …

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Mark

14 Dec

Thoughts are Things

Everything starts with a thought or energy, if you will. What you eat drink or do starts with a thought. (your thoughts about food/drink are the first stage of digestion, this goes on to enrich or infect, your whole mind body and spirit) …

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Deborah

13 Dec

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way. Dr Mike Evans explains …. Dr Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li …

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Mark

7 Dec

Over 40% of Cancers through Lifestyle Choices try something new Today

Today the BBC reported on Cancer UKs latest news that over 40% of cancers are through neglect of positive lifestyle choices, Smoking, Alcohol, Lack of Exercise and lack of Nutrition. Making simple lifestyle choices using the opportunities that day to day life presents us with, as in my previous …

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talkhealth

2 Dec

Online clinic on prostate disease now closed

Talkhealth and NHS Choices closed the clinic on prostate disease last night. The clinic, sponsored by AXA PPP healthcare and ProstaBrit was a huge success. Experts including Mr Christopher Eden, Mr Omer Karim, Dr Jon Rees and Mr Declan Cahill …

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talkhealth

30 Nov

Many Men could be suffering in silence from prostate problems, new survey reveals

A new One Poll survey has highlighted that that many men might be suffering in silence with uncomfortable and unpleasant prostate problems because 40% consider them to be just part of the ageing process. Despite possible reduction in quality of …

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Deborah

29 Nov

Prostate protection – drink coffee

We read in deliciousmagazine.co.uk that drinking coffee may help to guard against the most dangerous types of prostate cancer. The study included nearly 50,000 men and the research discovered that those men who drank 6 or more cups of coffee …

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