Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Michael Carrick's injury no surprise to malehealth

If you're regular malehealth reader you may have been expecting Michael Carrick to fracture a metatarsal bone in his foot this week-end. The England and Manchester United midfielder fits the profile exactly. Want to know who will be next? It's not too late to get the inside story on the great metatarsal mystery

Monday, September 15, 2008

Are you enjoying longer GP opening hours?

More and more GPs are opening for extended hours. According to the Department of Health, 45% of practices are now offering something more than just the good old 9-5. But there are still areas of the country where nothing much is happening. What's your experience of extended opening hours. How many GPs are now open on Saturdays and how many are offering extended hours on one, two, three or more days a week? Let the MHF know.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Malehealth manages to mention Murray's midnight miracle

Still recovering from Andy Murray's sensational semi-final win over Rafael Nadal at the US Open? A four-set victory over the man who won in Paris, won at Wimbledon and won in Beijing is just the sort of thing British tennis needs to get us all picking up the racket again.

If you're tempted then you'll want to check out one of the questions answered by our fitness columnist Sales Sharks coach Scott Pearson in this month's column: what are the best exercises to get fit to play tennis? I'm 41 and haven't done much sport for ten years. Just what you need.

We've also got an interview with the last British male to make a Grand Slam final outside the USA. John Lloyd made the Australian Open final in 1977, but I must admit that this interview is about his gut problems and probiotics! Still, if your stomach's churning with excitement over Murray's miracles …

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Men are hypocrites about sex? That's not news!

Yesterday we reported the government's survey showing public support for its idea of making paying for sex illegal. We highlighted the fact that many men have hypocritical attitudes to prostitution: happy for their male relatives to pay for it, unhappy for their female relatives to sell it. Overnight one of our American readers took us to task over this. 'Men are hypocritical about women and sex?,' she thundered sarcastically. 'Ya sure? Oh the shock.'

What do you think? Are we daft to even raise this topic? Will men always be hormonally hewn hypocrites and half-wits about this subject or is a sex industry that doesn't exploit men or women possible?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Essential reading for Cristiano Ronaldo

Wow, where did August go? Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo must be thinking the same thing. One minute the talk was all of his supposed transfer to Real Madrid. The next, the season begins and he's still recovering from a knee operation and unable to play for anyone.

I don't know if the UEFA European Club Footballer of the Year is a regular reader of malehealth but he won't like this month's lead feature which is about the great metatarsal mystery. Osteopath Don Blyth explains why the humble foot-bone, first put on the map by David Beckham, has become the bane of so many professional footballers lives. His conclusion is that on his return Cristiano is a prime candidate for a metatarsal injury himself. Why? Well, it's nothing to do with those fancy-dan boots. Check it out.