Sharing Stories

Postie bikes go anywhere

A charity group plans a 900km circumnavigation of the top of the South Island on ”postie” motorcycles, at an average speed of 40kmh. Or, in Ivan Fahey’s words, a ”low-speed, high-scenic adventure”. The Cromwell man and 16 others on postie bikes – plus support crew – will head off on February 15 for the week-long…

Men United versus Prostate Cancer’s ‘Bromance’

Last week I heard a word for the first time: Bromance. Men United versus Prostate Cancer took another big step towards its twin goals of raising awareness and funds. For two weeks, The Anchor pub on London’s South Bank, has turned itself into The Men United Arms and is hosting comedy, quiz and music events…

5 steps to better prostate health

Once men find themselves facing any kind of prostate health issue, whether it is prostate cancer, enlarged prostate due to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), or prostatitis, they immediately want to know what they can do. While the best plan is to prevent prostate problems through a healthy lifestyle, the good news is that there are…

Biggest advance in prostate cancer screening for 30 years

Prostate cancer is a big killer in the United States. The latest estimate is that 2014 will see in excess of 233,000 new cases and the disease will claim 29,000 American lives. These shocking statistics come from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, making the cancer the number one most common non-skin cancer in the US, affecting one…