General Health

You can also find many of the general health resources that Men's Sexual Health has produced here. There are booklets and guides as web pages that you can read online, and some also have downloadable versions in PDF format (for which you can download Adobe Reader if you don't already have it).

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Mental Health Section
Our newly expanded mental health section includes articles on SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), suicide and a list of ten simple but proven ways to help you look after your mental health and improve your general state of mind.
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Focus on Eye Health
So many of us take our most important sense, sight, for granted. Many of the eye conditions that affect us are a result of our lifestyles. But you can help look after your eyesight by following our simple guide.
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Obesity and Overweight
If you are obese or overweight, you have an increased risk of developing various health problems. Losing just a little weight, and keeping it off with a healthier diet and some exercise, can greatly reduce your increased health risks. Our guide will help you to do this.
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Skin cancer
Skin cancer is the second most common cancer in Britain today and the incidence is rising rapidly in the 18-39 age group. Caught early enough it is one of the most curable. Read our guide to find out how you can avoid it.
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Healthy Eating
The food we eat has a major influence on our health, but it's easy to eat too many high-fat foods and not enough of the more nutritious foods. For everything you need to know about eating more healthily, read the guide.
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Coronary Heart Disease
Heart disease claims more men's lives than any other disease. If you have a family history of heart disease, you have a greater chance of developing it. Changing your lifestyle can reduce this risk significantly. Find out how you can cut the risk.
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Stress - being under too much pressure -- can have many symptoms such as poor sleep, irritability and feeling anxious and cause a variety of physical and emotional problems. Find out how you can handle the stress.
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Penis Size
The size of your penis is determined by genetic traits inherited from your parents. There's nothing much you can do about the size, and getting to the truth about penis size can be difficult. Find out more about how the penis develops and about the real average size.
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Grooming Gorgeous!
Sales of male grooming products are booming and the right skincare can help to make you look younger and feel better. This page gives plenty of hints to help make you look handsome.
Test to 'C' - Testicular Cancer
Test to 'C'
Testicular cancer is on the rise but can be cured in almost all cases if detected early enough. This page explains how to examine yourself and what signs to look out for.
Why 'P'... - Prostate Cancer
Why 'P'...
A brief introduction to prostate cancer which explains what the prostate does, who is most at risk, and what symptoms to look out for.
Guides for GPs and general practice staff
Guides for GPs and general practice staff
Our two guides for general practitioners and general practice staff: One Small Step is a brief guide to working with gay and bisexual men; Small Effort, Big Change is our exhastive booklet about the subject.

Keep checking back since we will be adding further guides in the future.

Get Acrobat ReaderTo view the Acrobat files, you need Adobe Reader, which you can get from Adobe's web site as well as many other download locations. If your platform doesn't have an Adobe Reader, there may well be a version of Ghostscript available, which though not as easy as Acrobat Reader to use, should let you view these files.