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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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10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

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.

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Will I burn? Our new online app helps you predict today’s sunburn risk

Category: Science Blog July 1, 2014

Do you know how strong the sun is in your area today? Our new online app can help you find out.

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Mapping cancer risks – what can (and can’t) it tell us?

Category: Science Blog April 25, 2014

The new Environment and Health Atlas charts data about diseases such as cancer alongside environmental risk factors including pollution and pesticides.

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Why today’s reports about skin cancer and alcohol are misleading

Category: Science Blog January 29, 2014

The evidence that triggered headlines about heavy drinking and melanoma isn’t strong enough to link skin cancer and alcohol.

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Hugh Jackman: information about basal cell carcinoma

Category: Science Blog November 22, 2013

Following the news that Hugh Jackman has received treatment for skin cancer, our head information nurse provides the facts behind the headlines.

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Huge genetic analysis points to cancer-causing culprits

Category: Science Blog August 14, 2013

New research has identified genetic clues that could help scientists fingerprint a cancer and help pinpoint its origin – we take an in-depth look.

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