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As seen on TV! Why reducing children’s exposure to junk food marketing is a good idea

Category: Science blog October 11, 2015 14 comments

To mark World Obesity Day, we explore how junk food marketing affects our diet – particularly in children – and how this relates to obesity and cancer.

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

Category: Science blog July 17, 2015 3 comments

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Category: Science blog April 29, 2015 2 comments

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

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Health apps: a note of caution

Category: Science blog April 24, 2015 6 comments

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

Category: Science blog March 27, 2015 1 comment

It’s not just about lifestyle choices – the government should play a role in combating obesity – which is linked to several types of cancer

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Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

Category: Science blog January 23, 2015 Comments are closed

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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10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Category: Science blog August 12, 2014 1 comment

Summer is officially here, so we’ve put together a few suggestions for how you can keep children healthy this summer holiday.

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The science of healthy habits

Category: Science blog February 14, 2013 1 comment

We all know the old ‘maxim prevention is better than cure’, and this is certainly true of cancer. More than 30...

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No, TV is not “giving kids cancer”

Category: Science blog January 8, 2013 Comments are closed

“TV & COMPUTER CRAZE IS GIVING KIDS CANCER” – The front page of today’s Daily Mirror might give you terrif...

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Some inspiration for those healthy resolutions

Category: Science blog January 1, 2013 6 comments

As we clean up after New Year’s Eve, our thoughts often turn to healthy resolutions The living room floor has starte...

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