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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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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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10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Category: Science blog August 12, 2014

Summer is officially here, so we’ve put together a few suggestions for how you can keep children healthy this summer holiday.

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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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Red meat and breast cancer – still no solid evidence

Category: Science blog June 11, 2014

Following wide media coverage of a study linking eating large amounts of red meat and breast cancer, we explain why the evidence just isn’t there yet.

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