Category: Science blog March 17, 2015
We look at new research showing no link between dietary dioxins and breast cancer – but how does this fit into the wider debate on chemicals and cancer?
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
Category: Science blog June 2, 2014
A rare sunny weekend in the UK is a great opportunity to get the barbecue out and tuck in to some tasty food. Here are some healthier alternatives.
Category: Science blog March 5, 2014
For the vast majority of people, eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”. Tobacco is the single biggest cause of preventable disease.