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How exactly does obesity cause cancer? Three leading theories

Category: Science blog November 25, 2015

We explore the science behind how fat causes cancer.

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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2015

As experts call for more research into the influence of diesel emissions on lung cancer rates in non-smokers, we take a look at the state of the evidence.

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Mouth cancer rates are increasing, but why?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2015

We explore the reasons behind the nation’s rising rates of mouth cancer.

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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Processed meat and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog October 26, 2015

Following today’s headlines about processed meat and cancer we ask how much meat is it sensible to eat? And how many cases of cancer are linked to meat?

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A tribute to Professor Jane Wardle

Category: Science blog October 23, 2015

This week, we lost a dear friend, a colleague, a mentor and exceptionally talented researcher – Jane Wardle, one of the UK’s leading health psychologists.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in th...

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