Category Archives: Health

Boots No7 Men sent me some cool SWAG

Boots No7 MenI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love SWAG – so I was pleasantly surprised when a package of free products from Boots No7 Men arrived at my place last week.  I’m really feeling the love from Boots No7 Men, because this is the second surprise package sent my way.  Earlier this fall I wrote about Boots No7 Men surprise delivery in my post, “gym essentials gift box“.

This package included Boots No7 Men Anti-Friction Shave Gel, Post Shave Recovery Balm, Men Energising Face Wash and Boots 3 Blade Razor.  All these products, which I’m currently enjoying, are available for a limited time at Walgreens and Walgreens.com starting today.  Although I’m not much of one for using product, I have to admit I enjoy Boots No7 Men.  Thanks Boots No7 Men.

HRC wants health insurers to cover Truvada

Gilead, HRCThis weekend the largest U.S. gay-rights organization, HRC, endorsed efforts to promote the use of Truvada, a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection.  They are now calling on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.

Truvada’s preventive use has been endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and many HIV/AIDS advocacy groups, but America’s puritanical tendencies alongside valid concerns that the drug might promote risky sexual behavior that won’t protect against other STDs has led to some doctors being reluctant to prescribe Truvada.

I welcome the HRC’s efforts in this area and hope their new policy paper which strongly supports the preventive use of Truvada and encourages health insurers to provide better insurance coverage will help increase awareness of the drug and make it more accessible to all.

You can read more about this here: Is PrEP Right for Me?

Americans’ (misplaced) concern about Ebola

American's concerned about ebolaThe Sacramento Bee published this cartoon last week and I think it perfectly sums up the hysteria that seems to be perpetuated by many of the 24-hour cable news networks.

#FeelingNuts

Testicular Cancer AwarenessIt was inevitable I suppose, but looking to capitalize on the social media success of this summer’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, U.K. based Check One Two has created the “Crotch Grab Challenge” to raise awareness about testicular cancer and to encourage men to regularly examine themselves.

Recently Hugh Jackman decided to lend a hand (so to speak) to support the cause and tweeted out the above photo signalling his acceptance of the challenge. He then nominated Niel Patrick Harris, Michael Strahan and Ricky Gervais.

Boots No7 gym essentials gift box

Boots No 7 gift box to bosguyEarlier tonight I was pleasantly surprised by a gym essentials gift box courtesy of Boots No7.  I wanted to say thank you for all the great product and the gym bag.  I like the scent of Boots No7 face wash as well as the hair and body wash and look forward to using them in the morning.

Obesity in the United States

Adult Obesity Rate by StateAccording to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Trust for America’s Health only residents of Hawaii, Colorado and Washington, D.C. have lower rates of obesity than Massachusetts. With regards to health, Massachusetts consistently ranks one of the healthiest in the US.

You can read more about the findings here.

OMG circumcision results in penis amputation

OMGFile this under news you never want to hear about… According to a recent BuzzFeed article, a man in Alabama went into a hospital for a routine circumcision procedure and awoke to find his penis had been removed. OUCH!!!

I’m not a litigious person, but I can’t even imagine how upset I would be if this happened to me. I’m not sure if the lesson is never get a circumcision or never have a medical procedure in Alabama; probably both.  You can read the full story here.