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Misconceptions about e-cigarette safety might be stopping smokers using them to quit

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 32 comments

Public Health England has released its latest report on e-cigarettes – here are 4 things you need to know.

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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 1 comment

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 13 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Category: Science blog January 1, 2018 2 comments

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

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2017 cancer research highlights: a patient’s pick

Category: Science blog December 20, 2017 17 comments

Patients are at the heart of what we do, so we asked a pancreatic cancer survivor to pick the 2017 cancer research highlights that matter to him.

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Our milestones: Nudging breast cancer radiotherapy in the right direction

Category: Science blog November 24, 2017 Comments are closed

This entry is part 29 of 29 in the series Our milestones

The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.

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‘My Alcohol Tracker’: could Amazon’s Alexa help you cut down on your drinking?

Category: Science blog November 13, 2017 5 comments

For Alcohol Awareness Week we’ve launched a tracker for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to see if voice technology can help people live healthier lives.

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The HPV vaccine and cervical screening: how many tests do you need?

Category: Science blog November 10, 2017 8 comments

New research shows women who have had the HPV vaccine may only need 3 cervical screens in their entire life, rather than the 12 that are standard in the UK.

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From cancer evolution to targeting faulty genetics – our new fellows

Category: Science blog October 31, 2017 Comments are closed

Find out the burning questions some of our researchers want to answer as they set up their own research teams for the first time.

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5 persistent myths about the causes of breast cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2017 4 comments

The good news is there’s no reason to be concerned about deodorants, bras, plastics and milk when it comes to breast cancer risk.

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