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‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

Anne Li With more information at our fingertips today than our brains can possibly process, it’s no surprise that many of us consult “Dr Google” about our ailments. And according to experts from Google, the…

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Cancer patients shouldn’t be harmed by NHS staff shortages

Anne Li A leaked memo to staff at Churchill Hospital in Oxford hit headlines yesterday. Worryingly, it suggested that chemotherapy treatment could be delayed for cancer patients, and some who are terminally ill may face…

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7 in 10 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers, study suggests

Anne Li New UK research has suggested that more than two-thirds of people who try a cigarette become daily smokers at some point in their lives. Based on survey results from 4 different countries –…

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Tesco unveils new partnership to deliver Little Helps for healthier living

Anne Li Three of the UK’s leading health charities have today come together with the UK’s leading food retailer to help tackle the nation’s biggest health challenges. The partnership, “Little helps for healthier living”, will…

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Scientists are combining drugs and radiotherapy, hunting for better results

Anne Li Radiotherapy has been around for decades, and is often extremely effective. But researchers are still discovering new ways to use it. This includes testing new drugs alongside radiotherapy. “The aim is to increase…

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