Around half of UK men feel depressed at Christmas

A new study by the Samaritans charity has found that nearly half of men surveyed in the UK said they felt sad or depressed during the Christmas period.
For many men, their sadness is increased by the expectation that everyone should have a good time, with …

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Male cancer deaths falls overall

New data from the NHS data monitoring body the HSCIC has found that cancer rates for men has fallen over the past decade.
The new statistics show that across England cancer has remained the top cause of death among under-75s over the past decade, but that …

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Man MOT goes national

The ‘Man MOT’ service from the Men’s Health Forum charity has launched across the UK to help men contact a GP at any time, from anywhere, using a mobile, tablet or laptop.
Tracy Herd, who now manages Man MOT for the Men’s Health Forum, said: “Man …

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Men over 50 ‘should get prostate cancer check’

Leading Australian cancer groups are calling for all men over 50 to be tested for prostate cancer using a controversial test.
The cancer groups have released new draft clinical practice guidelines aimed at maximising the benefits and minimising the harms of use of the Prostate Specific …

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Cancer survivor comes second in motorsport championship

Dean Stoneman, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2011, has come an impressive second in the GP3 motorsport championship whilst still recovering from treatment for the disease.
Stoneman, who comes from Croydon in the UK, won four victories in the GP3 series this year, a …

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New guidelines for ED patients after cancer therapy

Prostate Cancer UK has teamed up with Macmillan to issue guidelines aimed at helping health professionals support men who have trouble getting or keeping an erection as a result of their prostate cancer treatment.
Currently this treatment side-effect impacts more than three-quarters (76 per cent) of …

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Liver disease profiles will support action

Public Health England has published profiles of the incidence of liver disease and its major risk factors to help local agencies tackle the growing problem. 
Liver disease is the only major cause of illness and death that is increasing in England but declining in the rest …

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Men more likely to get haemodialysis

Men account for 59% of people undergoing haemodialysis for end-stage renal disease – even though chronic kidney disease is more common in women than men (PLoS Med 2014; doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001750).
The Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) includes 206 374 patients in 12 countries including …

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Abnormal lipid levels linked to prostate cancer recurrence

High levels of triglycerides or cholesterol have been linked with an increased risk of prostate cancer recurrence in a retrospective study from the USA (Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2014; doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-0458). 
The review of 843 men who underwent radical prostatectomy and had never been treated with …

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First national prostate cancer audit soon

The Government will soon publish the first national clinical audit of care for men with prostate cancer in England and Wales, the Public Health Minister Jane Ellison has announced. 
Replying to a written question from MP Frank Field asking what the Government is doing to improve …

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