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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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Lucy Briers – My father Richard’s life was cut short by tobacco

Category: Science Blog May 15, 2014

Lucy Briers – daughter of the late actor Richard Briers – shares her personal story of why the fight for standardised tobacco packs is so important.

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Back in the news – mobile phones and cancer

Category: Science Blog May 14, 2014

In the light of new research, we look again at the evidence on mobile phone use and brain tumours.

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Breastfeeding does *not* cause cancer – quite the opposite

Category: Science Blog April 29, 2014

Amidst widespread coverage of today’s survival story, we were concerned to spot an error in a newspaper graphic, suggesting that breastfeeding caused cancer.

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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Category: Science Blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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