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

Category: Science Blog August 1, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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Staying ‘elfy’ this Christmas

Category: Science Blog December 23, 2013

Here’s a few festive suggestions to help you keep healthy over Christmas and into the New Year.

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The link between air pollution and cancer

Category: Science Blog October 18, 2013

The World Health Organisation has reported that air pollution increases the risk of cancer – how do the risks stack up against other causes of cancer?

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