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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2015

UK cancer rates are increasing. But why? As we publish new stats on ‘lifetime risk’, we look at why rates on the up, and what needs to be done about it.

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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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