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As seen on TV! Why reducing children’s exposure to junk food marketing is a good idea

To mark World Obesity Day, we explore how junk food marketing affects our diet – particularly in children – and how this relates to obesity and cancer.

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‘Giving sugar its fix’: Public Health England recommends halving sugar consumption targets

We take a look at new recommendations on sugar consumption and whether they will be enough to help the UK fight obesity challenge.

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Advice on being active should be routine in bowel cancer care

Dr Abi Fisher from our UCL Health Behaviour Research Centre blogs about her recent paper looking at physical activity rates in people with bowel cancer

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Health apps: a note of caution

We take a cautious look at the latest trends in mobile technology. Do they really help us lead healthier lives?

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Obesity and cancer – report highlights three things the Government could do

It’s not just about lifestyle choices – the government should play a role in combating obesity – which is linked to several types of cancer

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Getting healthy: Is two better than one?

From giving up smoking to exercising more frequently – are we really more likely to be successful in a team rather than on our own?

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10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Summer is officially here, so we’ve put together a few suggestions for how you can keep children healthy this summer holiday.

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The science of healthy habits

We all know the old ‘maxim prevention is better than cure’, and this is certainly true of cancer. More than…

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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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Some inspiration for those healthy resolutions

As we clean up after New Year’s Eve, our thoughts often turn to healthy resolutions The living room floor has…

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