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10 new sun safety myths debunked

Category: Science blog May 8, 2017 65 comments

For Sun Awareness Week we’re tackling 10 persistent sun safety myths, and encouraging people to think about how they can stay safe in the sun.

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Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Category: Science blog April 24, 2017 19 comments

We look at the possible reasons behind the recent rise in kidney cancer rates.

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Reports that cancer is ‘mainly bad luck’ make a complicated story a bit too simple

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 3 comments

New research predicts that 2 in 3 cancers are ‘due to bad luck’, we look at why the story is a bit more complicated than that.

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol

Category: Science blog February 13, 2017 2 comments

In part 3 of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at how liver cancer affects different regions across the world.

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 Comments are closed

In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 1 comment

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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Obesity and cancer: a live debate in the Scottish Parliament

Category: Science blog January 24, 2017 Comments are closed

We’re live at the Scottish Parliament for a day of action to raise awareness of how to tackle obesity in Scotland.

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It’s too soon to say browned toast and crispy roast potatoes cause cancer

Category: Science blog January 23, 2017 33 comments

There’s no clear link from studies in humans to show that acrylamide in cooked foods like toast and potatoes causes cancer.

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Science can help your New Year’s resolutions stick

Category: Science blog January 1, 2017 3 comments

We all make New Year’s resolutions to feel healthier, so how can science help us make them stick?

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