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

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 10 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 47 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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Sharon Hodgson MP: NHS cancer staff shortages should be ‘top government priority’

Category: Science blog February 9, 2018 Comments are closed

We asked Sharon Hodgson, Labour MP and the Shadow Minister for Public Health, what the Labour Party wants to do to tackle cancer.

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Steve Brine MP: Government’s ambition is ‘best cancer outcomes in the world’

Category: Science blog February 8, 2018 Comments are closed

We asked Steve Brine, Conservative MP and the Minister for Public Health, how the Government plans to tackle cancer.

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Broadcast regulations aren’t enough to protect kids from TV junk food ads

Category: Science blog January 15, 2018 1 comment

Our new report suggests that the TV shows young people watch the most carry junk food adverts, and that young people remember seeing them.

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Our 2017 cancer policy highlights: local, national and international

Category: Science blog December 21, 2017 1 comment

Our policy work stretches from local councils right up to the European stage. Here are our highlights from a busy 2017.

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England’s cancer strategy: what has changed in the last two years?

Category: Science blog October 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Progress has been made against England’s cancer strategy, including investment for radiotherapy. But more needs to be done to support the NHS workforce.

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The UK’s pick ‘n’ mix approach to children’s obesity is missing a trick

Category: Science blog August 18, 2017 5 comments

Public Health England is cracking down on the hidden calories in food and drink. It’s another step towards tackling the UK’s children’s obesity epidemic.

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The UK is 10 years smoke-free and there’s more at stake than just clean-smelling clothes

Category: Science blog July 1, 2017 1 comment

It’s 10 years since a trip to your local would leave you smelling like an ashtray – find out how our health has changed, and what more we need to do.

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