Lifestyle behind more than half a million cancers in five years

Around 600,000 cancer cases in the UK could have been avoided in the last five years if people had healthier lifestyles, according to new figures from the Cancer Research UK charity.
Overall, experts say that more than four in 10 cancers could be prevented by changes …

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Male anorexia needs more study, awareness

Men’s eating disorders must be studied more with greater awareness put onto the growing number of men who are becoming anorexic in an attempt to build muscle.
This is according to a new paper in the Neuropsychiatry of Childhood and Adolescence journal where a group of …

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Middle-aged single men prone to heavy drinking

A new study has found that single, educated and wealthier men are more likely to suffer the problems of heavy drinking in middle age.
The 10-year report, published this week by academics at Keele University and UCL, focused on the drinking habits of the over-45s found …

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Australian men’s life expectancy jumps

Men in Australia are now living six years longer than there were in 1990, according to global health study.
The new report, published in the Lancet this week, found that there was a marked decline in mortality from road injuries, which decreased by 30 per cent, …

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Half of health workers put off doctor visit due to work

Almost half (46 per cent) of all health workers have put their own health and wellbeing at risk by putting off visiting a doctor, according to new research by the British Heart Foundation.
The healthcare charity polled over 1 300 UK workers and found more than …

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Charity opposes 50% cut to HIV prevention funding

The government has announced that it will be making severe cuts to funding for the national HIV prevention programme in England – a decision heavily criticised by HIV/AIDS charities.
The funding will be slashed by 50% for the year commencing April 2015, and there is as …

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Stroke treatment in England ‘varies widely’ by location

New figures released today from the HSCIC data monitoring service show that the treatment of stroke patients in England varies widely depending on where patients live.
Of the 688 003 patients admitted to hospital with stroke during 2013-14, 41 200 (60 per cent) were admitted to …

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Boys’ self-harming rates jump, with A&E first port of call

The number of cases of young boys being admitted to A&E for self-harming is at a five-year high, new figures from the NHS data monitoring body reveal.
Admissions of boys aged 10 to 14 have jumped by 30% over the past five years, from 454 in …

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Warning over middle-aged men’s ‘double lives’

Mental health experts are warning middle-aged men over the dangers of leading a ‘double life’ after a seemingly sensible stay at home father died on an alcohol and Ecstasy binge last year.Austen Howells, 40, died after consuming vast quantities of alcohol, cocaine and an Ecstasy-style …

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Health problems to blame for male fertility issues

A study of more than 9,000 men with fertility problems has revealed a correlation between the number of different defects in a man’s semen and the likelihood that he has other health conditions.
The study, conducted by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine, also …

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