Age 18-30

These pages are about healthy living messages from the medical literature that have good evidence behind them. This page covers early adult years and are brought to you free by Bandolier.

Healthy living is important for more and better life

Better health through better lifestyle Prevention or cure Effects of lifestyle on death and disease Bandolier's 10 tips for healthy living Risk prediction - chance of cardiovascular mortality Changing behaviour - weight control Starting to exercise Body Mass Index and BMI explained

Health living subsections

Blood pressure Healthy eating Healthy exercise Healthy use of alcohol, tea and coffee Smoking and stopping Weight

General health problems

Restless legs (new section in 2005) Warts and all Keyboard discomfort

Womens' health

Breast cancer Migraine Dysmenorrhoea Ibuprofen and women Stress urinary incontinence Vaginal douching is unnecessary in routine feminine hygiene Topical NSAID for mastalgia Ovarian cancer risk

Mens' health

Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation Smoking and impotence

Plastic surgery

Are breast implants safe? Breast implants and connective tissue disease Breast reduction surgery - does it help?

Meniere's and tinnitus

Ménière's disease Migraine and Ménière's disease Prolactinoma and Ménière's disease Test for Meniere's disease Tinnitus and Meniere's Update Tinnitus NNT

Drugs, piercing, and tattooing

Body piercing - prevalence and risks Body piercing and risk behaviour in adolescents Cannabis and other drug use Nipple piercing problems Evidence-based prevention

Sexual health

Sexual health education to help reduce risk of cervical cancer Common sexual problems in men and women in UK Common sexual problems in USA Sperm counts are not falling Risk of heart attack after sex Genital wart treatments Imiquimod for genital warts

Contraception and sexual health

Preventing teenage pregnancies Emergency contraception How good is that contraceptive? Condom slippage or breakage is common Implanon: a new implantable contraceptive Home pregnancy tests may not be very good Failure rates for contraceptives Results of trials on Mirena IUD and ectopic pregnancy Contraceptive pills and risk


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