ONE in three blokes bury their head in the sand when it comes to their health, experts have warned. Men up and down the country admit they've developed an "ostrich" attitude, avoiding seeing their doctor blaming their busy lives. A survey of 1,000 men also showed three in four will put off going to the GP when they show signs of being ill. One in four said it’s because they don’t have the time, with one in ten forgetting to book appointments. Shockingly, two fifths don’t think it’s important to get a check-up and nearly one in five reckoned they are healthy and therefore don’t have to worry, according to the survey by Gillette, who are working with the Movember Foundation for Men's Health Week. Anne-Cecile Berthier, Movember Foundation country director UK & Europe, said: “The state of men’s health is in crisis, too many men are unaware of the health risks they face and the actions required to stay mentally and physically well. … [Read more...] about Men’s health crisis looms as THIRD of blokes bury their heads in the sand
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A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer. Playmaker Paul Jarvis was diagnosed with testicular cancer last month after first discovering symptoms earlier in the year.“I started having symptoms in February with soreness and feeling quite tired towards the end of football games,” explained the 29-year-old, who played for Chorley FC from 2013 to 2018.“In the weeks where we had two games, in the second I was dead on my feet and I just thought it was because I was getting a bit old and unfit.“But with my father-in-law dying of cancer earlier this year, my wife made me go and get checked out.”The current Lancaster City FC star, who played for AFC Fylde from 2010 to 2013, got the diagnosis on May 14 and two days later had an operation to remove the cancerous testicle. After posting the news to his Twitter feed, he received hundreds of messages of support.“It was … [Read more...] about County footballer Paul Jarvis ‘overwhelmed’ with messages of support in his fight against cancer
BLACKSBURG -- When Tamara and Guru Ghosh were blessed with a baby boy in 1999, the young couple considered many names for their newborn son.Ultimately, they reached deep into the Old Testament to select a name that would convey the desirable qualities the youngster would display as he grew into a man.Wise.Powerful.Solomon.Well, they got that right.Blacksburg High School senior Solomon Ghosh is the No. 1-ranked discus thrower in Virginia.Ghosh's combination of strength and technique enabled him to propel the 3-pound, 9-ounce, Frisbee-shaped metal implement 180 feet, 6 1/2 inches during an April 14 track and field meet at Amherst County High School.Relatively small in stature for a discus thrower at 5 feet, 11 inches and 185 pounds, Ghosh has summoned other attributes to stand above all competitors from the state's nearly 400 public and private schools."He's a self-driven kind of personality," Blacksburg assistant track coach Becky Young said. "This is a sport that lends itself to that. … [Read more...] about Blacksburg High discus thrower lives up to his name
A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer. Marco La Malfa, medical director at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre, is urging anyone with a male partner to take a few minutes on Wednesday, February 14, to think about their partner’s health, as it might just save their lives.He said: “Men’s health risks such as prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer have excellent success rates if treated early. “The issue can be that men sometimes delay taking action, hoping the symptoms will go away. That is why it is important that we keep an eye on the men in our lives.”Marco says there are four key questions to ask yourself in monitoring a loved one’s health.First, have you noticed your partner making frequent visits to the toilet at night?Prostate cancer presents itself as an obstruction and therefore the bladder is not completely … [Read more...] about Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart
Within the field of plastic surgery, genital cosmetic surgery has been picking up steam for both women and men. In this article, we look at some of the options, whether they can bring added general or sexual satisfaction, and what to keep in mind when considering genital cosmetic surgery. Recently, one news outlet reported a shocking new trend among some men in Thailand: penis bleaching. This has brought the attention back to the often controversial procedures of "enhancing" one's private parts. Nowadays, there are plenty of genital cosmetic interventions and other genital "improvements" that have become available to both men and women who, for one reason or another, may feel dissatisfied with their nether regions. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2016 statistics for plastic surgery, the demand for labiaplasties, or interventions that alter the size and shape of the inner or outer labia, went up by 39 percent in 2016 compared with 2015. Men are also fans of … [Read more...] about Sex and self-confidence: Do genital enhancements help?