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Does losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

Category: Science blog February 26, 2018 10 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 6 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 28 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 11 comments

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

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New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Category: Science blog January 1, 2018 2 comments

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 16 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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‘My Alcohol Tracker’: could Amazon’s Alexa help you cut down on your drinking?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2017 5 comments

For Alcohol Awareness Week we’ve launched a tracker for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to see if voice technology can help people live healthier lives.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 7 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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