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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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Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’

Category: Science blog July 12, 2019 16 comments

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Science Surgery

Cancer can affect any age group but we see many more cases in older people.

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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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Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’

Category: Science blog June 18, 2019 6 comments

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Science Surgery

For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here’s how scientists uncovered the link.

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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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Bowel cancer rates are rising in young adults, but do we know what’s behind the increase?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2019 41 comments

Bowel cancer rates are increasing in adults aged between 20 and 50, according to data from 2 big studies published this week. But what’s behind the increase?

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Category: Science blog May 15, 2019 12 comments

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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Bacon, salami and sausages: how does processed meat cause cancer and how much matters?

Category: Science blog April 26, 2019 87 comments

How does bacon cause cancer? New research shows that moderate processed and red meat eating increases bowel cancer risk.

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Headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details

Category: Science blog March 20, 2019 12 comments

Hot drinks have hit headlines today, with new research sparking claims that hot tea ‘doubles the risk of oesophageal cancer’. But how hot is hot? And are the headlines anything to worry about?

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Aspartame and artificial sweeteners – helping or hindering weight loss?

Category: Science blog February 13, 2019 56 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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