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Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

Category: Science blog January 23, 2015

From giving up smoking to exercising more frequently – are we really more likely to be successful in a team rather than on our own?

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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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The risk factor – new evidence on obesity and prostate cancer

Category: Science blog November 20, 2014

The World Cancer Research Fund has published some important new research on prostate cancer and obesity – we explore the findings.

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No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’

Category: Science blog October 24, 2014

Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.

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Obesity and cancer – adding more weight to the evidence

Category: Science blog August 13, 2014

Here we explore a new study looking at the link between obesity and the risk of 22 of the most common cancer types.

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The Mail’s coverage of our pancreatic cancer story is a disservice to patients

Category: Science blog July 3, 2014

We released new stats about how pancreatic cancer is linked to two lifestyle factors: smoking and obesity – but one piece of media coverage was inaccurate.

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