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Infection theory could explain cause of common childhood leukaemia, says scientist

Category: Science blog May 21, 2018 7 comments

A scientist has proposed a theory for how a common childhood cancer occurs, based on genetic faults and infections.

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Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Category: Science blog May 3, 2018 2 comments

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don’t match the study they’re covering.

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Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’

Category: Science blog April 18, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Science Surgery

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we explore what gives a cell the potential to become cancerous, and how the body stops this from happening.

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5 ways research can help prevent cancer

Category: Science blog April 6, 2018 0 comments

Following our research on how lifestyle affects cancer risk, we look at how research into vaccines, screening and drugs could also help prevent cancers.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Category: Science blog February 26, 2018 12 comments

Obesity is the biggest cause of cancer in the UK, after smoking. We look at research trying to find out if losing weight can reduce your risk.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

Category: Science blog February 16, 2018 8 comments

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 31 comments

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 1 comment

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 12 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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