Cancer

Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals
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Heatwave sees 220 treated for sunburn in NI hospitals

The Week looks at the best tips to beat the heatwave and cut the cancer risk
20 Jul 2018
Can talcum powder give you cancer?
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Can talcum powder give you cancer?

Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in ovarian cancer lawsuit
13 Jul 2018
Fact check: the truth about artificial sweeteners
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Fact check: the truth about artificial sweeteners

Are synthetic sugar substitutes in our food and drinks safe? The Week looks at the research
11 Jul 2018
Millennials will be unhealthier than parents by middle age
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Millennials will be unhealthier than parents by middle age

New report warns that work and housing worries facing younger generation may lead to ‘lifestyle-related diseases’
18 Jun 2018
Liquid biopsy: cancer test ‘holy grail’ of early detection
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Liquid biopsy: cancer test ‘holy grail’ of early detection

Simple blood test may save countless lives by enabling diagnosis years before symptoms appear
1 Jun 2018
Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer
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Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer

New report says obesity set to overtake smoking as leading global cause of the disease
24 May 2018
Why microbes are inspiring a massive shift in medicine
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Why microbes are inspiring a massive shift in medicine

Scientists say conditions ranging from childhood cancer to anxiety appear to be linked to micro-organisms inside us
22 May 2018
Are cancer treatment waiting times putting patients at risk?
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Are cancer treatment waiting times putting patients at risk?

NHS trusts failing to meet 62-day target, with patients facing wait of up to 18 months
18 May 2018
Artificial mole gives early warning of cancer
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Artificial mole gives early warning of cancer

Swiss scientists say they have created an implant that changes colour if changes in the body are detected
19 Apr 2018
Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers
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Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers

Cancer Research UK says that giving up smoking and cutting down on calories could see cancer rates fall dramatically
23 Mar 2018
Ovarian cancer: what is it and what are the symptoms?
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Ovarian cancer: what is it and what are the symptoms?

Ovarian cancer is the sixth most common cancer for women in the UK
21 Mar 2018
Half of Britons wrongly believe stress causes cancer
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Half of Britons wrongly believe stress causes cancer

YouGov survey highlights large misconceptions over the causes of the disease
7 Mar 2018
Which ultra-processed foods are linked to cancer?
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Which ultra-processed foods are linked to cancer?

Ready meals made with ingredients unknown to the domestic kitchen are thought to increase the risk of developing the disease
15 Feb 2018
AI can identify bowel cancer ‘in less than a second’
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AI can identify bowel cancer ‘in less than a second’

Project leader says system could cut deaths from the disease
30 Oct 2017
Monsanto lobbyists banned from EU parliament
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Monsanto lobbyists banned from EU parliament

Agrochemicals giant barred after refusing to attend meeting on glyphosate
29 Sep 2017
Heart attack and cancer risk cut by new treatment
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Heart attack and cancer risk cut by new treatment

Injections of the anti-inflammatory canakinumab are revolutionary, say scientists
29 Aug 2017
May faces Tory rebellion over decision to leave Euratom
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May faces Tory rebellion over decision to leave Euratom

Ministers search for ways to replicate treaty as backbenchers threaten to vote with opposition
11 Jul 2017
Getting on your bike helps you live longer
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Getting on your bike helps you live longer

New research says cycling to work 'almost halves' the risk of cancer and heart disease
20 Apr 2017
Crunchy roast potatoes are cancer risk, watchdog warns
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Crunchy roast potatoes are cancer risk, watchdog warns

FSA warns cooking starchy foods at high temperatures can produce a harmful chemical
23 Jan 2017
AA Gill reveals he has 'full English of cancer'
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AA Gill reveals he has 'full English of cancer'

Sunday Times food critic describes illness as a 'trucker's gut-buster, gimpy, malevolent, meaty, malignancy'
21 Nov 2016
Alcohol-related cancers 'to kill 135,000 in next 20 years'
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Alcohol-related cancers 'to kill 135,000 in next 20 years'

Patients with cancers linked to alcohol consumption will cost the NHS £2bn by 2035, says charity
18 Nov 2016
Dying 14-year-old girl won right to be cryogenically frozen
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Dying 14-year-old girl won right to be cryogenically frozen

Terminally ill teenager told High Court she wanted 'chance to be woken up in hundreds of years' time'
18 Nov 2016
'Drunk driver' crashes into helicopter and fire engine
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'Drunk driver' crashes into helicopter and fire engine

Rescue helicopter was parked on a closed roadway attending another incident - and other tall tales
24 Oct 2016
HIV researchers edge closer to a cure
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HIV researchers edge closer to a cure

British man with HIV hoping to be cured of the disease after unprecedented collaboration between universities
3 Oct 2016
HIV researchers edge closer to a cure
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HIV researchers edge closer to a cure

British man with HIV hoping to be cured of the disease after unprecedented collaboration between universities
3 Oct 2016
How Mark Zuckerberg plans to 'tackle all disease' by 2100
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How Mark Zuckerberg plans to 'tackle all disease' by 2100

Facebook founder and wife Priscilla Chan announce ambitious ten-year, $3bn investment into medical research
22 Sep 2016
Olympian sells Rio medal to help boy with cancer
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Olympian sells Rio medal to help boy with cancer

Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski auctions his silver medal to fund specialist treatment
26 Aug 2016
Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer
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Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer

Experts call for more education campaigns in wake of new study
22 Jul 2016
Skin cancer: Breakthrough drug combination approved
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Skin cancer: Breakthrough drug combination approved

Immunotherapy treatment for melanomas given the green light for use in the NHS in record time
17 Jun 2016
Hot drinks 'linked to throat cancer', warns WHO
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Hot drinks 'linked to throat cancer', warns WHO

Beverages drunk at more than 65C can double the risk – but cancer is taken off the danger list
16 Jun 2016
Major blood cancer is actually 11 distinct diseases
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Major blood cancer is actually 11 distinct diseases

Discovery could help patients with acute myeloid leukaemia receive far more tailored treatment
9 Jun 2016
Noel Edmonds suggests cancer is due to 'negative attitude'
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Noel Edmonds suggests cancer is due to 'negative attitude'

Advertising watchdog 'urgently looking into' a complaint made about the Deal or No Deal host
7 Jun 2016
Scientists take 'very positive step' towards cancer vaccine
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Scientists take 'very positive step' towards cancer vaccine

Genetic breakthrough sees patients' immune systems tricked into attacking tumours
2 Jun 2016
Breast cancer: New therapy kills tumours in 11 days
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Breast cancer: New therapy kills tumours in 11 days

Scientists hail drug-combination's' 'mind-boggling results' as one in four patients see tumours shrink or vanish
11 Mar 2016
Nine in ten cancers caused by lifestyle, says new study
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Nine in ten cancers caused by lifestyle, says new study

As many as 90 per cent of cancers result from environmental factors such as smoking and pollution
17 Dec 2015
New IVF test offers hope for greater pregnancy success rate
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New IVF test offers hope for greater pregnancy success rate

British scientists says chance of success could rise from 35 per cent to 80 per cent thanks to new test
20 Oct 2015
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