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Aspartame and artificial sweeteners – helping or hindering weight loss?

Category: Science blog February 13, 2019 8 comments

There’s no convincing evidence that artificial sweeteners increase cancer risk. But can they help weight loss? We take a look at the latest research.

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Smokeless tobacco: 5 common questions about ‘heat not burn’ products answered 

Category: Science blog February 1, 2019 1 comment

We answer 5 common questions about heated tobacco products, from what’s in them and if they’re safe to whether they can help someone quit smoking.

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Preventing cervical cancer: how a screening switch and HPV vaccination should cut cancer rates

Category: Science blog January 24, 2019 2 comments

Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.

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Meet the scientists taking on 3 of the biggest challenges in cancer research

Category: Science blog January 23, 2019 4 comments

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Grand Challenge

Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.

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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

Category: Science blog January 14, 2019 6 comments

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’

Category: Science blog November 16, 2018 15 comments

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.

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Mobile phones and cancer: misleading headlines fail to mention rats

Category: Science blog November 2, 2018 9 comments

US researchers have released a report linking high doses of the radiation given off by mobile phones to increased risk of heart tumours in male rats.

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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 has launched a campaign to encourage people in the UK to quit smoking tobacco. But if they really wanted to make that happen, they’d stop making cigarettes, says our senior policy manager.

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Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’

Category: Science blog October 18, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series Science Surgery

The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But, on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect, as this science surgery post explains.

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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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