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Staying ‘elfy’ this Christmas

Here’s a few festive suggestions to help you keep healthy over Christmas and into the New Year.

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The link between air pollution and cancer

The World Health Organisation has reported that air pollution increases the risk of cancer – how do the risks stack up against other causes of cancer?

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Alcohol and cancer – the size of the problem in the UK

You might be surprised to learn that alcohol-related cancer caused more hospital admissions than alcohol-related violence and road accidents combined…

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Absolute versus relative risk – making sense of media stories

What do these headlines have in common? “People who use sunbeds are 20% more likely to develop malignant melanoma” “CT…

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No, TV is not “giving kids cancer”

“TV & COMPUTER CRAZE IS GIVING KIDS CANCER” – The front page of today’s Daily Mirror might give you terrifying…

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Food and cancer: why media reports are often misleading

The media’s appetite for things that cause or prevent cancer can be as notable for its sheer volume as for…

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Night shifts linked to breast cancer in women? Probably – but not definitely

A Danish study into whether working night shifts could affect a woman’s risk of breast cancer is hitting the headlines today.

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Behind the headines: low-level alcohol drinking and breast cancer

For regular readers, alcohol and breast cancer may seem like old news, and you might wonder why it’s hit the…

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Recipe for a healthy diet

Eating more healthily and even dropping a few pounds are common resolutions, and after the over-indulgence of Christmas can initially…

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Healthy Resolutions 2012 – what’s new?

It’s mid-January, and while many resolutions will still be going strong, some may have already fallen by the wayside. But…

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