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The problem with cold medicines and BPH

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 23 November 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Cold & Flu

The ‘cold season’ is fast approaching and if you are one of the 3.2 million men in the UK experiencing prostate problems, you should be aware of the risks when nursing a cold.
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Relax! Massage therapy can help circulation too!

by Helen, on 18 November 2015, Circulation

Anyone who has had a massage knows just how good it can make you feel afterwards. Not only do they help to relax you (both mentally and physically), a regular massage can also help to relieve many health problems including stress, tension and pain, and that’s not all… they are great for improving your circulation too!

The ancient Greeks understood the healing benefit of a daily massage and saw them as an essential part of maintaining good health and well-being, and with good reason. Continue reading >

The importance of getting your prostate symptoms checked

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 28 October 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Men's health

When it comes to getting symptoms of an enlarged prostate checked, how long can we really put off that trip to the doctor’s surgery? We men can be rather tardy about trips to the doctor’s, and no more so than when the problem is perceived to be sensitive or embarrassing in nature.

However, when we are desperate to get to the end of a meeting, not just so that we can get home to watch the football but because of a need to make a hasty dash to the toilet, perhaps it is time to reluctantly make an appointment with the doctor.

Understanding exactly what is at the root of your weak urine flow, frequent urination and night-time disturbances is the first vital step in finding an effective treatment. Continue reading >

A Students Guide: Adjusting to university life

by Toni Lennox, on 6 October 2015, Student Health
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Starting university can be one of the most hectic times in your young life: moving to a new city, meeting new friends and taking on new responsibilities. All of this at once can be quite overwhelming and it’s normal for most students to feel alone at this time. Find out how to best deal with adjusting to the university lifestyle in our five-part blog series…
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Ears ringing after a concert? It could be tinnitus

by Helen, on 5 October 2015, Circulation, Tinnitus

The music is blaring. You can feel its beat coursing through your body. The adrenaline is pumping and you are screaming and dancing to the music along with the thousands in the crowd. You leave the concert and you still hear the pounding music. A couple of hours later, you lie down to sleep and your ears are still ringing from the concert. You know it is because the music was so loud, and expect the ringing to have stopped by the next day. Continue reading >