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Opinion: ‘Building an NHS workforce for the future must be Boris Johnson’s top health priority’

Category: Science blog July 31, 2019 2 comments

With a new Prime Minister in office, the Government’s commitments to supporting the NHS and building on the strength of science in the UK must become reality.

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Government says England will be smokefree by 2030. But how will it get there?

Category: Science blog July 23, 2019 20 comments

The Government proposes some new and old ways to prevent disease.

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Confessions of a former junk food ad exec  

Category: Science blog June 25, 2019 6 comments

Advertiser turned campaigner, Dan Parker, talks tricks of the trade and why restrictions on junk food advertising are important. 

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Lung cancer deaths in women are increasing globally. It’s a hidden but preventable epidemic

Category: Science blog May 31, 2019 6 comments

With more women dying from lung cancer than ever before, we need to better understand the links between gender and health.

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NHS 10-year plan: clear commitments for cancer, but no long-term fix for staff shortages

Category: Science blog January 7, 2019 5 comments

The NHS long-term plan contains ambitious commitments to diagnose more cancers earlier and boost prevention, but it lacks detail on tackling staff shortages.

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6 tweets that defined cancer policy in 2018

Category: Science blog December 18, 2018 4 comments

We pick out 6 of the stories that defined cancer policy and politics in 2018, including Brexit and the Prime Minister’s commitment to early diagnosis.

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‘If Philip Morris really wants people to stop smoking they should stop making cigarettes’

Category: Science blog October 23, 2018 28 comments

The world’s largest tobacco company launched a campaign to encourage people to quit smoking. But if they wanted that to happen, they’d stop making cigarettes.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 11 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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Boys should be given HPV jab, says vaccine committee. Here’s what happens next.

Category: Science blog July 18, 2018 55 comments

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.

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Government’s updated childhood obesity plan has bold ambitions. Now it needs urgent implementation

Category: Science blog June 26, 2018 4 comments

The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.

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