IT’S NO JOKE. LETS TALK. MEN’S HEALTH WEEK
Monday 13th June – Sunday 20th June 2011
The world of men, and the roles that they play in it, have certainly changed dramatically in a very short period of time. All of these changes bring new challenges (both positive and negative). Therefore, the key message for this week will be “let’s talk about it”.
The health of men in Ireland is nothing to joke about …
- Local men die, on average, about five years younger than women do.
- Males have higher death rates than women for all of the leading causes of death.
- Poor lifestyles are responsible for a high proportion of chronic diseases.
- Late presentation to health services leads to a large number of problems becoming untreatable …