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Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

Category: Science blog January 5, 2015

A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was ‘mostly bad luck’. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading

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600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize

Category: Science blog December 26, 2014

Lifestyle factors have caused nearly 600,000 extra cases of cancer in the UK in the past five years – so what can we do about it?

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Six popular hangover ‘cures’ debunked (plus one that works)

Category: Science blog December 10, 2014

In the run-up to Dryathlon, we discuss and debunk some popular theories and internet advice to keep hangovers at bay.

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Less alcohol means a lower risk of cancer (and hangovers)

Category: Science blog December 3, 2014

We take a look at the facts about alcohol and cancer and share our top 5 tips for not overdoing it this Christmas

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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Category: Science blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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Alcohol and cancer – the size of the problem in the UK

Category: Science blog March 22, 2013

You might be surprised to learn that alcohol-related cancer caused more hospital admissions than alcohol-related violence and road accidents combined (figures f...

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Budget 2013 – impact on Cancer Research UK

Category: Science blog March 20, 2013

The Chancellor, George Osborne, presented his fourth Budget today, against a backdrop of poor growth and declining poll ratings for his Party since last year’...

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