November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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Prostate cancer is the most prevalent cancer among men. One in eight will have it at some point in their lifetime and, although the long-term prognosis is relatively good (84% of sufferers will survive it for 10 or more years), it can still be a frightening diagnosis.
As with most things in life, knowledge is power – and this is true when it comes to prostate cancer too. So here’s our quick round-up of the really important points. If you find any of the information useful, please consider forwarding it to friends, fathers, brothers or sons who may also benefit from knowing.

Stand up to feel good in the office

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Standing up generally gets a bad press. How many times have we heard our mums or mates complain 'Oh I've been on my feet all day,' and shot a sympathetic smile their way and a few consolatory words.
In fact, recent studies show their efforts could be bringing benefits to their health and general well-being.

What’s the deal with belly fat? Men's Health Week 12-18 June 2017

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It's often jokingly referred to as the 'spare tyre' but, unlike the vehicular kind, this one is much more likely to cause us trouble rather than get us out of it.
We're talking, of course, about belly fat which, between 12th and 18th June this year, forms the focus of Men's Health Week - the annual nationwide initiative aimed at promoting longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

#HeartUnions - Durham Miners' Gala

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We’re looking back on key events in union history. In this blog post, we cover the Durham Miners Gala.
Famed for its rousing colliery bands, bright banners and for being one of the biggest trade union gatherings in the whole of Europe, Durham Miners' Gala occupies a special - and prominent - place in the trade union calendar.