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Testicular Cancer – The Facts

Testicular Cancer – The facts Testicular cancer is cancer that develops in the testicles, a part of the male reproductive system. It’s most common in the 15 to 40 age group. A number of cases having trebled in the last 20 years with about 1200 to 1300 new cases being diagnosed each year. The main risk factor for testicular cancer is where […]

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Understanding sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

  Sex is becoming less of a taboo every day and terms like STI and STD are becoming ever more topical, but, what do we really know about sexually transmitted infections and how much can they really affect our health? An STI, previously known as venereal disease (VD) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) is any […]

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What is blood pressure?

What is blood pressure? It is measured as two numbers e.g. 120/80. The first figure (the systolic pressure) is a measure of the pressure when your heart is contracting and actively pushing out blood. The second figure (the diastolic pressure) is the pressure when the heart is relaxed and filling with blood. A normal blood […]

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Nightly trips to the toilet…understanding prostate cancer symptoms

  Prostate cancer affects one in nine men in the UK and over 37,000 men are diagnosed with it every year. Prostate cancer is one of the 5 most common cancers amongst men. The others being Lung, Colorectal, Bladder Cancer and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Symptoms Although the prostate gland grows throughout a man’s life, the symptoms […]

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Breast milk is best milk

Breast milk is best milk Breast milk is best for your baby and the benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition and here’s why – Breastfeeding not only protects your baby from a long list of illnesses but It can also protect your baby from developing allergies as well boost your child’s intelligence. Breastfeeding […]

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Lower back pain and the disguises kidney infections can take

We’ve all done it before and many continue to do it. You lie in bed, constantly tossing and turning and moaning about the mattress after a terrible nights wrestling match with the covers, just to get up to a lower back pain.  You continue as normal, up and ready for the day ahead but this […]

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Diet & Exercise

Diet Over 200,000 people die prematurely in the UK every year because of coronary heart disease, stroke and other illnesses related to poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle. The amount and type of food we eat has a major influence on our health. Healthy eating is about eating the right types of and quantity of foods, […]

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Cholesterol – How does this affect me?

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a sterol (or modified steroid), and an essential structural component of our cell membranes that is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. When the levels of cholesterol become high this can lead to a “furring up” of the arteries, rather like the scale inside a kettle. This can […]

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