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News digest – daily junk food ads, gene ‘treasure troves’, NHS cookery classes and… child vapers?

Category: Science blog March 17, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: teenagers exposed to junk food ads are twice as likely to be obese, and new child vaping research

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News digest – PSA test, cutting calories, cervical cancer, and… do you know what increases cancer risk?

Category: Science blog March 10, 2018 7 comments

Using the PSA test for screening, and a plan to cut calories: check out the stories behind this week’s headlines.

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News digest – obesity and cancer, bacteria on skin, new immunotherapy targets and… vaping safety?

Category: Science blog March 3, 2018 3 comments

In the news this week: Bacteria might protect against skin cancer and worrying obesity projections for millennials.

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News digest – ‘mini tumours’, thyroid drugs, 100,000 Genomes Project, and… do superfoods prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog February 24, 2018 2 comments

‘Mini tumours’ to help guide treatment and NHS approval for three thyroid cancer drugs were in the news this week.

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News digest – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

Category: Science blog February 17, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

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News digest – aspirin to prevent cancer, e-cigarettes, burning hot tea and… asparagus?

Category: Science blog February 10, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news covers why cancer patients shouldn’t stop eating asparagus and how an ageing immune system may play a part in cancer risk as we grow old.

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News digest – cancer survival, breast cancer drug, cancer jab trials, and… vaping

Category: Science blog February 3, 2018 0 comments

Vaping as well as cancer survival stats were in the news this week. We take a look behind the headlines in our roundup.

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News digest – Tessa Jowell, cervical screening ‘embarrassment’, modified flu virus and… monkey clones?

Category: Science blog January 27, 2018 3 comments

In this week’s news: Women don’t turn up to smear tests due to embarrassment and Tessa Jowell spoke about her brain tumour diagnosis.

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News digest – cancer blood test, junk food ads, science snapshots and… ‘gene tests for all?’

Category: Science blog January 20, 2018 0 comments

The week’s top stories: developing a cancer blood test and is screening all women over 30 for faulty genes the way forward in breast cancer?

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News digest – NHS staff shortages, proton beam therapy, UV-detecting device and… stinging nettles?

Category: Science blog January 13, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.

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