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Worried about sunscreen? The 3 key ways to avoid sunburn this summer

Category: Science blog May 18, 2015

As a new report suggests not all sunscreens do what they say on the bottle, we look at the best ways to enjoy the sun safely

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Don’t take vitamin B3 to prevent skin cancer – stick with shade

Category: Science blog May 15, 2015

This morning’s headlines about vitamin B3 and skin cancer were a little over the top. Here are our thoughts on the research behind the story

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When defences attack: the hidden cause of cancer hiding in our cells

Category: Science blog May 12, 2015

Last month, we wrote about Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at The Francis Crick Institute, whose research is tracing the origins of the genetic diversity ...

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Category: Science blog May 8, 2015

Hoax emails about cancer risks and treatments are misleading and confusing, so don’t pass them on. Here are the facts behind the claims.

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Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

Category: Science blog March 27, 2015

It’s not just about lifestyle choices – the government should play a role in combating obesity – which is linked to several types of cancer

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13 things that shaped our campaign for standardised cigarette packaging

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015

After last week’s success, we look back on the ups and downs of our campaign to see plain, standardised packaging for tobacco introduced in the UK.

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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015

We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?

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