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A marathon not swings and roundabouts: the evidence on e-cigarettes

Category: Science blog February 12, 2015

We look over some recent research – and the subsequent media headlines – around e-cigarettes.

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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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Standard packs: another step closer to a giant leap for public health

Category: Science blog January 22, 2015

Backed by cross-party support, the Government has announced the next step towards bringing in standardised tobacco packaging.

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The gap between rich and poor: yet more misleading information from the tobacco industry

Category: Science blog January 20, 2015

We discuss a recent report showing how the tobacco industry has misrepresented scientific evidence on health inequalities to the Government.

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Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015

Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.

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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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