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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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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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