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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 0 comments

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 32 comments

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 3 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

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The sugar tax: a sweet stocking filler?

Category: Science blog December 5, 2016 0 comments

The Government has published its draft legislation for the sugar tax.

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Pancreatic cancer and diabetes – a cellular case of chicken and egg

Category: Science blog November 29, 2016 1 comment

Diabetes and pancreatic cancer are linked, but how?

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 4 – liver cancer, obesity, immunotherapy poo predictions and more

Category: Science blog November 10, 2016 0 comments

Read our final roundup from this year’s NCRI Cancer Conference, including how bacteria in the gut could help predict if immunotherapy will work.

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NCRI Cancer Conference 2016: Day 2 – blood tests, virus treatments, preventing cancer and more

Category: Science blog November 7, 2016 0 comments

Read our highlights from day 2 of the NCRI Cancer Conference, including blood tests for cancer, viruses as cancer treatments, and prizes.

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How GPs can encourage weight loss in just 30 seconds

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 3 comments

We explore how a short chat with a GP can help kick start weight loss and potentially tackle obesity.

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More people are getting cancer, but what do the numbers really mean?

Category: Science blog October 12, 2016 15 comments

New figures we’ve released today estimate that by the year 2035, half a million people could be diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK.

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