Category: Science blog June 9, 2014
To mark cervical screening awareness week we explore the evidence on how the programme could be improved to prevent more cases of cervical cancer in the future.
Category: Science blog November 22, 2012
There’s been quite a bit of media coverage this week suggesting that women in so-called ‘chemical jobs’ may face a…
Category: Science blog November 12, 2012
Despite common (mis)conception that cancer is a ‘modern’ disease of Western society (which we’ve discussed here), well over half of…
Category: Science blog May 21, 2012
Coffee is a big part of many people’s lives, but it’s not thought to have many health benefits – it…
Category: Science blog March 21, 2012
NOTE: This post is from 2012. For discussion of today’s headlines please read this post. “Should I be taking aspirin…
Category: Science blog December 7, 2011
Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash of…
Category: Science blog November 15, 2011
This morning we woke up to headlines proclaiming that women taking the Pill could increase the risk of… prostate cancer….
Category: Science blog October 27, 2011
Earlier this week, new research was published about the effects of the body’s daily rhythms – known as the ‘circadian…
Category: Science blog August 16, 2011
Today, a new study has led to headlines claiming that adding caffeine to sunscreen could improve its effectiveness in preventing skin cancer….
Category: Science blog July 21, 2011
Today, Cancer Research UK scientists have published research showing that taller people seem to be have a higher risk of…