Numan Talks with Shakan Pitters
“It's important, not just for boxers, but for everyone, to be able to talk to family and friends. They can pick you back up again. There's no shame in it.” We recently caught up with Shakan Pitters, undefeated light-heavyweight professional boxer, talking about his day-to-day routine and how he stays on top of his mental health.
Numan Talks with Isaac Chamberlain
“I think everybody fails in life at one point in their career, but us athletes fail with the whole world watching.” As a part of our Numan Talks series, we caught up with Isaac Chamberlain, up-and-coming professional cruiserweight boxer, about his diet, training and mental health.
Numan Talks with Michael Hennessy Jr.
“I try and go to yoga at least twice a week and I think it’s brilliant for the mind, body and soul. I don’t think it’s just athletes who should do it.” Professional middleweight boxer, Michael Hennessy Jr., caught up with us about what he eats day-to-day, how he trains and how he keeps on top of his mental health.
Numan Talks with Alex Dilmaghani
"This lockdown has been difficult on everyone mentally. The way I coped with it was realising how lucky I am. My family and I, we’re healthy, and I’ve still got work. A lot of people don’t have those things.” We got the lowdown from Alex Dilmaghani about his daily routine and how he’s training for his first post-lockdown fight.
Why do some young men experience hair loss?
If you’re losing your hair slightly earlier than other people your age then don’t worry. Although premature hair loss can make you feel as though you’ve been dealt a bad hand, hair loss in young men is actually fairly common. In fact, 30% of men aged 30 experience hair loss, and some men may even experience hair loss from as early as their late teens.
The hard truth about testosterone and erectile dysfunction
Often associated with bodybuilders, chiselled jawlines, and rugged Hollywood actors, testosterone is perhaps one of the most well-known hormones produced by the human body. That’s because the all-in-one “male hormone” not only helps to maintain the size and strength of muscles and bones, but it also plays an important role in regulating your sex drive (libido).
Testing for tiredness and fatigue with the At-Home Health MOT
We all know what it’s like to feel absolutely drained. Everyone’s had one of those days when they can barely keep their eyes open at work and have to desperately guzzle coffee in an attempt to revive themselves. For most people, the feelings of tiredness and fatigue can often be resolved with a few nights of good sleep. However, for others, they may persist for weeks or months - which can sometimes indicate an underlying health condition.
A general health checkup at home: how the At-Home Health MOT works
Getting a health checkup at the doctor’s can be daunting. The thought of long wait times, unsmiling receptionists, and sharp needles tend to put us off seeing the doctor before we’ve even booked the appointment. But dodging health checkups can cause problems, especially if you have an ongoing or underlying condition. This is why we’ve introduced the At-Home Health MOT.
Testing for sexual function and fertility with the At-Home Health MOT
Often called “the male hormone”, testosterone plays a key role in male sexual function and fertility. It helps to maintain a healthy sex drive (libido), normal sperm production, and other important aspects of your health such as the size and strength of your muscles.
Testing for diabetes with the At-Home Health MOT
According to Diabetes UK, there are “3.8 million people living with a diagnosis of diabetes in the UK”, and 90% of these people have type 2 diabetes. What’s more, almost 1 million more people living with type 2 diabetes are unaware they have it because they haven’t been diagnosed yet.
Digital healthcare: how to safely order a prescription online
Digital health is transforming the way we seek treatment, order prescriptions, and find health and wellbeing resources. When it comes to treatment for erectile dysfunction, hair loss and premature ejaculation, the discretion and ease of ordering prescription medication online seems like a no-brainer.
10 tips to help you take a finger-prick blood test
While for most, using an at-home blood test is a simple activity, it can be more difficult for others. In order to pre-empt any frustration you may feel, we’ve compiled a list of tips to help get the blood flowing and ensure you conduct the test safely and effectively.
How do I know if I have enough vitamin D?
Charles Dickens famously wrote that the sun brings “new life, and hope, and freshness to man”. But it also gives us something else that we now know has tremendous benefits for our health: vitamin D. The sun is our primary source of vitamin D, and we need it to maintain a healthy immune system, support our muscle function, and maintain good bone health.
Do hair loss medications have side effects?
Many men choose to take hair loss medication when they notice their hair isn’t as thick as it used to be, or when their hairline begins to recede. This is because hair loss medications such as finasteride and minoxidil have been proven to reduce and reverse hair loss in men with male pattern baldness.
What if minoxidil doesn't work for me?
Minoxidil is one of the most convenient non-prescription hair loss treatments for male pattern baldness. For most men, it only takes a few sprays of minoxidil a day to reverse hair loss at the temples and crown of the head, which is why it’s a popular choice for men with receding hairlines.
Finasteride vs minoxidil: which is best?
Hair loss is very common amongst men, with up to 50% of men experiencing male pattern hair loss by the age of 50. If you’ve been thinking about treating your hair loss and you’ve done a little research into the solutions available, you’ve likely come across two different treatments: minoxidil and finasteride. Minoxidil and finasteride are the only two clinically-approved treatments for hair loss in men, but they both work very differently. So which one is right for you?
What are the most common causes of hair loss?
Hair loss is very common amongst men, but what isn’t as common is doing something about it. Losing hair is normal – on average, you lose 50-100 hairs a day – but if you’re noticing there's no regrowth in certain areas, it’s patchy, or it worsens over time, it may mean that your hair loss is more permanent.
The little blue pill vs. the little white pill: is there a difference?
You’ve probably heard of Viagra being commonly referred to as “the little blue pill”, and its distinctive blue colour is synonymous with the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). But does the colour and shape of your pill make a difference in the effectiveness of the treatment?
Everything you need to know about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please note that there are daily, if not hourly, developments in the current advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The information below was accurate at the time of writing. For the most up-to-date information, please consult NHS.uk, Public Health England and the World Health Organisation (WHO).