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Is being inactive really ‘as bad as smoking’?

We look at the science behind misleading headlines saying physical inactivity is ‘as bad as smoking’.

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News digest – abiraterone, childhood brain tumours, exercise and more

It was a yet another big week for cancer-related news, and not all of it good. To save you from…

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The causes of cancer you can control

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash of…

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UN meeting on non-communicable diseases was only a partial success

We share our thoughts following a big UN meeting about several diseases, including cancer – what was discussed and how could it be improved?

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Fighting ‘active fat’

Following on from Yinka’s post on the growing issues of obesity in the UK, this week we’re launching our Active…

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Expert Opinion: Professor Jack Cuzick

Will we ever be able to ‘pop a pill’ to stop cancer developing? In our latest expert interview, we talked…

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The Government’s Responsibility Deal – our view

Below is the text of a letter that we’ve sent to Andrew Lansley – secretary of state for health –…

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Healthy resolutions 2011 – our interactive lifestyle tool

New year’s resolutions: easy to make, hard to keep. Yours might even have fallen by the wayside already, or a…

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Being physically active can help reduce the risk of womb cancer

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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Kate Pickett on the nation’s health – why can’t we close the gap between rich and poor?

Professor Kate Pickett is a Cancer Research UK-funded health researcher, and co-author of  The Spirit Level. In this guest blog…

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