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

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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Guest post – “The first and last time she’d ever use a sunbed”

Science Blog March 7, 2013

Rob Hall is an Environmental Health Officer for Bury Council in Greater Manchester, with more than 10 years’ experience. The Sunbeds (Regulation) Act 2010 –...

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The slow dawn of the age of targeted therapies

Science Blog November 2, 2012

This morning, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) reversed its original, preliminary decisions over two cutting-edge ‘targeted’...

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Melanoma genome reveals UV damage and treatment targets

Science Blog August 22, 2012

We all need a bit of sunshine in our lives – something that’s often lacking in the Great British Summer. But while UV light (radiation) from the sun helps o...

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Sunbeds cause skin cancer – the evidence is clear

Science Blog July 27, 2012

Updated below We’ve known that using sunbeds can cause skin cancer for several years. And this week this message became louder and clearer than ever before ...

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