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Ed worked in Cancer Research UK’s health evidence and information department between 2004 and 2011. He has since left the charity to pursue a career as a freelance journalist and science writer.

Cancer risks of cooking on a gas hob overplayed

Don’t panic. Despite this morning’s headlines suggesting that cooking on a gas stove could lead to cancer, it’s not exactly…

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Helping men to spot bowel cancer early

In February 1993, legendary footballer Bobby Moore died of bowel cancer at the age of 51 Now, 17 years later,…

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Alcohol causes cancer, and here’s the evidence

This week, the Department of Health is launching a new advertising campaign to raise awareness of how alcohol can affect…

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The meaning of false alarms in prostate screening

Cancer screening is never straightforward. At first glance, it seems like an obviously good idea. By searching for early signs…

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Healthy Resolutions 2010

This is a repost of an article from last year. A few stats have been updated, but the messages are…

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Can being overweight be good for you?

Earlier this week, the Telegraph reported that, “It is better to be fat than thin at age 40, according to…

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Can losing weight reduce the risk of cancer?

The link between being overweight or obese and cancer is very well established. But can losing weight reduce your cancer risk?

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Sunbeds acknowledged as cancer risk

The International Agency of Research into Cancer (IARC) is a group of expert scientists working as part of the World…

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Of moles and men – how sunlight and moles affect the risk of melanoma

An article in the Sunday Times yesterday claimed that “sunshine is not the main cause of the most dangerous form…

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Sunbeds update: experts call for tighter regulation

Last year, we blogged about the link between sunbeds and skin cancer, and discussed some of the regulations that we’d…

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