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The sugar tax: a sweet stocking filler?

Category: Science blog December 5, 2016 0 comments

The Government has published its draft legislation for the sugar tax.

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Pancreatic cancer and diabetes – a cellular case of chicken and egg

Category: Science blog November 29, 2016 0 comments

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked, but how?

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Jet lag and liver cancer – what’s the story?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2016 2 comments

Headlines suggested that jet lag could raise the risk of liver cancer. We spoke to an expert to find out the story.

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Cuts to public health funding are crippling Stop Smoking Services

Category: Science blog November 16, 2016 1 comment

Our new report reveals that budget cuts across England mean councils are struggling to fund vital Stop Smoking Services.

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10 things you might not know about alcohol and cancer

Category: Science blog November 14, 2016 51 comments

For alcohol awareness week we’re tackling some of the most frequently asked questions about alcohol and cancer.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Category: Science blog November 10, 2016 0 comments

Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Category: Science blog November 7, 2016 0 comments

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

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How GPs can encourage weight loss in just 30 seconds

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 3 comments

We explore how a short chat with a GP can help kick start weight loss and potentially tackle obesity.

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Scientists reveal genetic ‘signatures’ left by cigarette smoke

Category: Science blog November 3, 2016 2 comments

How does cigarette smoke harm our DNA to cause cancer? New research shows the complexity and severity of the situation.

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Sellafield, radiation and childhood cancer – shedding light on cancer clusters near nuclear sites

Category: Science blog October 31, 2016 2 comments

A new report confirms that radiation from a nuclear plant wasn’t to blame for a spike in childhood leukaemia in north-west England – so what was?

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