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Dioxins and cancer – another piece of the chemical puzzle

Category: Science blog March 17, 2015 1 comment

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?

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Why are cancer rates increasing?

Category: Science blog February 4, 2015 41 comments

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 Comments are closed

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 58 comments

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 8 comments

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 1 comment

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 2 comments

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 3 comments

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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Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

Category: Science blog June 2, 2014 7 comments

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.

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Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

Category: Science blog March 5, 2014 4 comments

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.

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