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The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Category: Science blog August 18, 2017 1 comment

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK’s children’s obesity epidemic.

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News digest – late smear test results, dogs on prescription, cancer gene map, and… salmon sperm sunscreen?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2017 0 comments

Too many women receiving their smear test results late, dogs on prescription, study produces map of cancer genes, and… what’s this about salmon sperm sunscr...

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News digest – Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and… breaking cancer’s ‘legs’?

Category: Science blog July 1, 2017 1 comment

Frozen needles, a smokefree UK, microbubbles and how scientists in the US are trying to break cancer cells’ ‘legs’. Here’s our weekly news report.

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The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

Category: Science blog July 1, 2017 1 comment

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

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Why you need to ‘opt in’ to keep hearing from Cancer Research UK

Category: Science blog June 30, 2017 0 comments

Cancer Research UK is becoming an ‘opt-in’ charity – but what exactly does that mean for you and the way we work?

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News digest – smoking rates falling, aspirin risks, breast cancer drug U-turn and… ‘tanning drugs’?

Category: Science blog June 17, 2017 0 comments

Smoking rates falling, aspirin has risks as well as benefits, breast cancer drug U-turn in England and… what's behind the talk of ‘tanning drugs’? Here's ...

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General Election 2017: What are the political parties promising for cancer and research?

Category: Science blog June 2, 2017 2 comments

A week away from the general election, we’ve put some of the manifestos under the microscope to see what they mean for cancer, research and patients.

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World No Tobacco Day: Why tobacco remains a global threat

Category: Science blog May 31, 2017 0 comments

This World No Tobacco Day 2017, we’re taking a look at how tobacco poses one of the most urgent challenges of our time, and what can be done to curb the epide...

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This is the end of tobacco advertising

Category: Science blog May 19, 2017 19 comments

With branding finally gone from cigarette packs, we look at the effect that plain, standardised cigarette packaging could have.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 35 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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