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Anti-Biotic Awareness (Source: NHS.uk)
Antibiotics are no longer routinely used to treat infections because:
• Many infections are caused by viruses, so anti-biotics are not effective
• Antibiotics are often unlikely to speed up the healing process and can cause side effects
The more antibiotics are used to treat trivial conditions, the more likely they are to become ineffective for treating more serious conditions
When are Anti-Biotics prescribed?
Antibiotics may be used to treat bacterial infections that:
• are unlikely to clear up without antibiotics
• could infect others
• could take too long to clear without treatment
• carry a risk of more serious complications
Your risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, but that doesn’t mean it’s a disease that only affects old men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. If you’re 50, you should be talking to your doctor about PSA testing. If you’re black, you need to start that conversation at 45. And if you have a brother or father with prostate cancer in their history, do it at 45.
Visit for more information: https://prostatecanceruk.org/
Testicular cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young men. Men with undescended testes at birth, or who have a family history, like a father or brother who has had testicular cancer, are at an increased risk. And if you’ve had testicular cancer before, there’s also a heightened risk it could return.
KNOW YOUR NUTS
The best thing you can do for your testicles is give them a bit of a feel each month or so, and if something doesn’t seem right, head to the doctor.
Find resources here: https://testicular.movemberhealth.org/
Four simple steps: ALEC to help you navigate a conversation with a friend who might be doing it tough.
A - Ask how they’re feeling & trust your instinct
L - Listen and let them know that you hear them
E - Encourage action on things that might help him improve his feeling.
C - Check in, follow up with phone calls or messages
The Movember website also has a useful conversation tool to help guide you.
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