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Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Category: Science blog November 16, 2016 1 comment

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

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10 things you might not know about alcohol and cancer

Category: Science blog November 14, 2016 51 comments

For alcohol awareness week we’re tackling some of the most frequently asked questions about alcohol and cancer.

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How GPs can encourage weight loss in just 30 seconds

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 3 comments

We explore how a short chat with a GP can help kick start weight loss and potentially tackle obesity.

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More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

Category: Science blog October 12, 2016 14 comments

New figures we’ve released today estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

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The second biggest preventable cause of cancer: being overweight

Category: Science blog October 11, 2016 8 comments

We look at recent evidence linking obesity to more types of cancer than previously thought.

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Stoptober 2016: Could E-cigarettes help Stop Smoking Services beat addiction?

Category: Science blog October 5, 2016 8 comments

We look at how e-cigarettes are helping people quit smoking with the help of local Stop Smoking Services.

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Could an app help you cut down on drinking and lower your risk of cancer?

Category: Science blog September 15, 2016 0 comments

Researchers have developed an app that they hope will help people cut down on drinking alcohol.

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The public doesn’t know obesity causes cancer, and that’s really worrying

Category: Science blog September 9, 2016 16 comments

Our latest figures reveal that three in four people aren’t aware that obesity causes cancer.

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Spotting the earliest signs of oesophageal cancer with a fluorescence-detecting camera

Category: Science blog September 8, 2016 3 comments

Our scientists in Cambridge have developed a specialised camera that could help detect precancerous changes that may develop into oesophageal cancer.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016 26 comments

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

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