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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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Guest post: Smoking in people with mental health issues

Category: Science Blog July 15, 2014

We recently spotted an interesting-looking paper on smoking and mental health, so we asked Suzi Gage – an expert in the field – to have a look.

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The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients

Category: Science Blog July 3, 2014

We released new stats about how pancreatic cancer is linked to two lifestyle factors: smoking and obesity – but one piece of media coverage was inaccurate.

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Standard packs – nearly but not quite there

Category: Science Blog June 26, 2014

The Government today took a crucial step towards standard packs… but we’re not there quite yet. What still needs to happen?

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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

Category: Science Blog June 11, 2014

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn’t there yet.

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Why we need to talk more about anal cancer

Category: Science Blog June 5, 2014

Rates of anal cancer have quadrupled since the mid-70s, but why? We explore the possible reasons, and ask why the media didn’t cover the story.

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Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

Category: Science Blog June 2, 2014

A rare sunny weekend in the UK is a great opportunity to get the barbecue out and tuck in to some tasty food. Here are some healthier alternatives.

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