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10 new sun safety myths debunked

Category: Science blog May 8, 2017 65 comments

For Sun Awareness Week we’re tackling 10 persistent sun safety myths, and encouraging people to think about how they can stay safe in the sun.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 3 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

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Reducing the harm of tobacco, could e-cigarettes be part of the solution?

Category: Science blog April 28, 2016 16 comments

We look at a new report that outlines the potential for e-cigarettes to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.

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Headlines about e-cigarettes don’t mean they’re ‘not safer than tobacco’

Category: Science blog January 20, 2016 28 comments

We look behind the headlines at some recent research on e-cigarettes, asking are they safe? Can they help you quit? And do they attract kids to smoking?

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A marathon not swings and roundabouts: the evidence on e-cigarettes

Category: Science blog February 12, 2015 20 comments

We look over some recent research – and the subsequent media headlines – around e-cigarettes.

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600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Category: Science blog December 26, 2014 8 comments

Lifestyle factors have caused nearly 600,000 extra cases of cancer in the UK in the past five years – so what can we do about it?

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National No Smoking Day: don’t quit quitting

Category: Science blog March 12, 2014 1 comment

It’s No Smoking Day. We look at the different options available to people trying to quit their habit.

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50 years of life-saving tobacco control

Category: Science blog January 11, 2014 Comments are closed

On the anniversary of the landmark US Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, we look back over 50 years of life-saving tobacco control.

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A new way to prevent breast cancer: anastrozole

Category: Science blog December 12, 2013 26 comments

Results from our clinical trial show a drug called anastrozole can halve the chance of developing breast cancer in some women. We explore the findings.

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