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Cervical screening – is age the only debate?

Category: Science blog June 9, 2014 13 comments

To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.

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‘Chemical jobs’ – should women be worried?

Category: Science blog November 22, 2012 Comments are closed

There’s been quite a bit of media coverage this week suggesting that women in so-called ‘chemical jobs’ may face a h...

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NCRI conference session: global inequalities in cancer

Category: Science blog November 12, 2012 Comments are closed

Despite common (mis)conception that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease of Western society (which we’ve discussed here), we...

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Coffee and cancer – a clearer picture

Category: Science blog May 21, 2012 Comments are closed

Coffee is a big part of many people’s lives, but it’s not thought to have many health benefits – it keeps you aw...

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Aspirin and cancer – the picture becomes clearer

Category: Science blog March 21, 2012 9 comments

NOTE: This post is from 2012. For discussion of today’s headlines please read this post. “Should I be taking aspir...

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The causes of cancer you can control

Category: Science blog December 7, 2011 63 comments

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash...

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The Pill and prostate cancer

Category: Science blog November 15, 2011 1 comment

This morning we woke up to headlines proclaiming that women taking the Pill could increase the risk of… prostate can...

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Headlines about morning sunbathing are misleading

Category: Science blog October 27, 2011 2 comments

Earlier this week, new research was published about the effects of the body’s daily rhythms – known as the ‘circadia...

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Stick with shade, clothes and sunscreen to prevent skin cancer – not coffee

Category: Science blog August 16, 2011 Comments are closed

Today, a new study has led to headlines claiming that adding caffeine to sunscreen could improve its effectiveness in pr...

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Height and cancer risk – the long and short of it

Category: Science blog July 21, 2011 9 comments

Today, Cancer Research UK scientists have published research showing that taller people seem to be have a higher risk of c...

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