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New alcohol guidelines to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog January 8, 2016 15 comments

We take a detailed look at today’s new Government guidance on alcohol consumption, and how it relates to cancer risk

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Worried about sunscreen? The 3 key ways to avoid sunburn this summer

Category: Science blog May 18, 2015 11 comments

As a new report suggests not all sunscreens do what they say on the bottle, we look at the best ways to enjoy the sun safely

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Six popular hangover ‘cures’ debunked (plus one that works)

Category: Science blog December 10, 2014 7 comments

In the run-up to Dryathlon, we discuss and debunk some popular theories and internet advice to keep hangovers at bay.

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Less alcohol means a lower risk of cancer (and hangovers)

Category: Science blog December 3, 2014 7 comments

We take a look at the facts about alcohol and cancer and share our top 5 tips for not overdoing it this Christmas

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No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

Category: Science blog October 24, 2014 Comments are closed

Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.

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The contraceptive Pill and cancer – a look behind today’s headlines

Category: Science blog August 1, 2014 25 comments

We take a brief look at what today’s study really shows about higher oestrogen Pills, and the bigger picture of the Pill and cancer risk

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Will I burn? Our new online app helps you predict today’s sunburn risk

Category: Science blog July 1, 2014 Comments are closed

Do you know how strong the sun is in your area today? Our new online app can help you find out.

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Back in the news – mobile phones and cancer

Category: Science blog May 14, 2014 16 comments

In the light of new research, we look again at the evidence on mobile phone use and brain tumours.

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Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

Category: Science blog March 5, 2014 4 comments

For the vast majority of people, eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”. Tobacco is the single biggest cause of preventable disease.

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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Category: Science blog January 29, 2014 3 comments

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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