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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 1 comment

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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Your Health Hubs – helping people to make new healthy habits

Category: Science blog January 11, 2017 0 comments

Find our about how our Your Health Hub programme is helping people stick to their healthy habits.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 2 comments

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

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The Great British vape off

Category: Science blog December 9, 2016 19 comments

The US Surgeon General has called e-cigarettes a national public health concern, but the picture in the UK is quite different.

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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 53 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 11 comments

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

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