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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.

World Health Organisation verdict on mobile phones and cancer

Category: Science blog May 31, 2011 34 comments

UPDATE 20/10/11: Today’s announcement is discussed here Do mobile phones cause cancer? The debate has been raging for years, and we’ve…

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New study doesn’t show that coffee prevents breast cancer

Category: Science blog May 11, 2011 2 comments

Coffee is one of those things that feels like it should be bad for you, probably because it tastes nice…

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Expert opinion: aspirin and cancer – the unanswered questions

Category: Science blog December 7, 2010 13 comments

In the light of today’s headlines about aspirin and cancer, we spoke to one of our leading scientists Professor Janusz…

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Aspirin cuts risk of dying from several types of cancer

Category: Science blog December 7, 2010 4 comments

A new study suggests that taking low doses of aspirin for at least five years can reduce the risk of…

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NCRI conference: How could the HPV vaccine change cervical screening?

Category: Science blog November 9, 2010 3 comments

The cervical cancer screening programme has been around since 1988. In that time, it has saved as many as one…

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Being physically active can help reduce the risk of womb cancer

Category: Science blog September 29, 2010 Comments are closed

Keeping active is great for your health. It keeps excess fat at bay, gives you a rush of mood-enhancing endorphins,…

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Improving the health of our economy

Category: Science blog September 8, 2010 Comments are closed

On 20th October the UK Government will announce how they’re going to distribute public money in the coming years. As…

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No link between childhood cancer and mobile phone base stations or masts

Category: Science blog June 23, 2010 6 comments

Mobile phone base stations do not increase the risk of childhood cancer, even if a child’s mother lived close to…

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New study marks major advance in bowel cancer screening

Category: Science blog April 28, 2010 132 comments

What if having your bowel investigated with a tiny camera – just once – could greatly reduce the risk of…

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Fruit, vegetables and cancer – why it’s still worth getting your five a day

Category: Science blog April 7, 2010 26 comments

This post is about research published in April 2010. For analysis of November 2010’s paper in the British Journal of…

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