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World No Tobacco Day 2016: how plain packs are helping Australia’s record-low smoking rates

Category: Science blog May 31, 2016

This World No Tobacco Day, Kylie Lindorff, from the Cancer Council Victoria, tells us about the impact plain cigarette packs are having in Australia.

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News digest – natural killer cells, mobile phones, fatty foods and… a load of rubbish?

Category: Science blog May 28, 2016

The immune system’s natural killer cells, mobile phones and brain tumours, unhelpful fat recommendations and are rubbish dumps linked to lung cancer?

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News digest – goodbye glitzy cigarette packs, ‘sunscreen gene’, Welsh waiting woes and… a cancer-preventing walk?

Category: Science blog May 21, 2016

Standardised cigarette packs; misleading talk of a ‘sunscreen gene’; waiting times missed in Wales and why preventing cancer isn’t ‘a walk in the park’.

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From today, cigarette packs will never look the same again

Category: Science blog May 19, 2016

The UK has become the latest country to introduce plain, standardised packaging of cigarettes, along with Australia and France.

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Why reducing cancer risk is more than ‘just a walk in the park’

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016

We explore the science behind some recent headlines claiming that physical activity can reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer.

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The power of Talk Cancer training

Category: Science blog May 18, 2016

We look at how Talk Cancer, a Cancer Research UK training programme to help people feel confident talking to people about cancer is making an impact.

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10 common questions about e-cigarettes answered

Category: Science blog May 17, 2016

We have the answers to 10 top questions about e-cigarettes, ranging from whether they’re safe to if they can help people stop smoking.

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