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A one-off bowel scope helps prevent bowel cancer, but it’s taking time to reach everyone eligible

Category: Science blog February 22, 2017 2 comments

A one-off screening test can cut bowel cancer risk for at least 17 years.

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Air pollution, health and cancer – a new report calls for action

Category: Science blog February 23, 2016 Comments are closed

A new expert report looks at the health toll of air pollution, and how to lower it

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Ovarian cancer screening trial – a tantalising result?

Category: Science blog December 17, 2015 2 comments

We look at the long-awaited results from a study testing whether an ovarian cancer screening programme could actually save lives from the disease.

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No, HRT isn’t ‘harmless’ – there are risks as well as benefits

Category: Science blog October 20, 2015 12 comments

Yesterday saw some bold, but extremely misleading headlines about hormone replacement therapy (HRT) being “harmless”. This unfortunate statement flies in…

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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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Does oxygen cause lung cancer? I wouldn’t hold your breath

Category: Science blog January 14, 2015 10 comments

Does living at high altitude prevent lung cancer? Our bloggers explore a new study that sparked headlines claiming oxygen might cause the disease.

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