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Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

Category: Science blog June 2, 2014 7 comments

A rare sunny weekend in the UK is a great opportunity to get the barbecue out and tuck in to some tasty food. Here are some healthier alternatives.

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Meat and cheese aren’t ‘as deadly as smoking’

Category: Science blog March 5, 2014 4 comments

For the vast majority of people, eating protein isn’t “as bad for you as smoking”. Tobacco is the single biggest cause of preventable disease.

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Bacon battered? Today’s headlines explained

Category: Science blog March 7, 2013 7 comments

As if the horsemeat scandal wasn’t bad enough, this morning’s headlines brought further news of the dangers of eating too…

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News digest: a prostate cancer ‘sea change’, smoking stats, E. coli and more

Category: Science blog August 18, 2012 Comments are closed

Here’s our weekly round-up – it’s been a particularly good-news week in the area of prostate cancer research and care,…

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Lifestyle and cancer: against the blame game

Category: Science blog April 11, 2012 3 comments

‘My grandpa smoked like a chimney, drank like a fish, ate whatever he wanted, and still lived to a ripe…

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Bowel cancer – 40 years of progress but early detection is key

Category: Science blog April 2, 2012 1 comment

Spotting cancer early can save lives. Over the last nine weeks, the Department of Health has been running a campaign…

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News digest – abiraterone in Scotland, No Smoking Day, red meat, oral cancer, and more

Category: Science blog March 16, 2012 Comments are closed

It was a week that started in Scotland, with the ‘no’ decision on prostate drug abiraterone, and went on to…

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Recipe for a healthy diet

Category: Science blog February 5, 2012 Comments are closed

Eating more healthily and even dropping a few pounds are common resolutions, and after the over-indulgence of Christmas can initially…

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Podcast: Immunotherapy, plain packaging, a boost for trials, and bacon

Category: Science blog January 24, 2012 1 comment

In this month’s podcast there’s good news for UK cancer trials, as our network of Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres gets…

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The causes of cancer you can control

Category: Science blog December 7, 2011 63 comments

Can cancer be prevented? Decades of research have shown that a person’s chances of getting cancer depends on a mishmash of…

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