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How the NHS could improve cancer survival over the next five years

Category: Science blog March 3, 2015

Last Friday was the deadline to submit evidence to NHS England’s Cancer Taskforce – and we, like many others, put in a response. Read what it included.

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A marathon not swings and roundabouts: the evidence on e-cigarettes

Category: Science blog February 12, 2015

We look over some recent research – and the subsequent media headlines – around e-cigarettes.

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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 ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

Category: Science blog January 5, 2015

A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was ‘mostly bad luck’. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading

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600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Category: Science blog December 26, 2014

Lifestyle factors have caused nearly 600,000 extra cases of cancer in the UK in the past five years – so what can we do about it?

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