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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 3 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 0 comments

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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News digest – Brexit, viral treatments, alcohol, and… prostate cancer screening?

Category: Science blog September 9, 2017 1 comment

In this week’s cancer news there’s Brexit plans, viruses being used as treatments, and disagreements over screening for prostate cancer.

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Wholegrains and bowel cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog September 8, 2017 10 comments

Eating 90 grams of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of bowel cancer by 17%, according to a new report.

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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 5 comments

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 – NHS waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs, and… at-home genetic tests?

Category: Science blog August 12, 2017 0 comments

NHS behind on waiting times, childhood obesity, golden drugs showing promise, and… at-home genetic tests? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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IMRT: bending radiotherapy beams to spare healthy cells

Category: Science blog July 31, 2017 1 comment

Part three of our new blog series on radiotherapy explores a type of radiotherapy treatment called IMRT. We cover what it is, how it’s already improved the li...

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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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