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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

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Fighting FIT – Scotland’s pioneering change to its bowel screening programme

Category: Science blog February 20, 2015

We look at an announcement by the Scottish Government to improve the way they carry out bowel screening

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The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey – a patient writes…

Category: Science blog February 6, 2015

A personal take on the findings of the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey from Richard Stephens, who survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma 15 years ago.

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2015

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done about it.

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Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

Category: Science blog January 23, 2015

From giving up smoking to exercising more frequently – are we really more likely to be successful in a team rather than on our own?

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Standard packs: another step closer to a giant leap for public health

Category: Science blog January 22, 2015

Backed by cross-party support, the Government has announced the next step towards bringing in standardised tobacco packaging.

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Cancer ‘the best way to die’? You couldn’t be more wrong if you tried

Category: Science blog January 19, 2015

Larry is 59 and has advanced pancreatic cancer. Here, he responds to a recent article claiming that cancer is ‘the best way to die’. As an oesophageal cance...

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