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News digest – red and processed meat, DNA ‘fingerprints’, targeted leukaemia drugs and CRISPR

Category: Science blog April 19, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: even moderation consumption of red and processed meat can increase bowel cancer risk.

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News digest – cancer ‘vaccine factories’, cataloguing DNA weaknesses, NHS drug decisions and cancer sniffing canines

Category: Science blog April 13, 2019 1 comment

In this week’s news: scientists use CRISPR to catalogue cancer’s weaknesses and researchers train cancer sniffing canines.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, global diets and NHS drug decisions

Category: Science blog April 6, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: positive results from the HPV vaccination programme in Scotland and new research looks at the areas of our face we might miss when applying sunscreen.

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News digest – discount junk food deals, lung cancer immunotherapy, cigarettes and wine

Category: Science blog March 30, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: new research asks, ‘how many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ and special offers fuel obese shoppers.

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News digest – hot tea, cancer doctor shortages, junk food ad ban proposals and baby Grady  

Category: Science blog March 23, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details and Government proposes junk food ad watershed.

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News digest – online prostate cancer predictor, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook and Bluetooth headphones

Category: Science blog March 16, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: prostate cancer predictions, NHS waiting times, breast cancer rulebook rewritten and do wireless headphones cause cancer?

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News digest – bladder cancer waiting times, crowdfunding cancer treatment and a cervical screening rebrand

Category: Science blog March 9, 2019 1 comment

In this week’s news: cervical screening campaign launches in England and research in mice suggests why cancer commonly spreads to the liver.

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News digest – smoking and melanoma, global cervical cancer rates, flexible drug pricing and great white sharks

Category: Science blog February 23, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: smoking may limit the body’s ability to flexible drug pricing could speed up NHS access.

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News digest – HPV stigma, ultra-processed foods, ‘simple’ cancer blood test and why measles isn’t a cancer cure

Category: Science blog February 16, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: survey reveals misconceptions around HPV and a prominent American figure wrongly suggests measles cures cancer.

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News digest – lung cancer scanning, cervical screening test switch, ‘Trojan horse’ cancer drug and fossilised tumour discovery

Category: Science blog February 9, 2019 0 comments

In this week’s news: NHS England roll out lung cancer scanning, and a planned cervical screening test switch could see the time between screenings extended to 5 years.

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