Smokers and Drinkers To Receive Help To Quit

Preventing ill health is the focus of the NHS’ new 10-year plan that aims to save up to 500,000 lives. The plans will give particular attention to smokers and drinkers, providing them with the support they need to quit, and reduce the risk of developing serious or fatal health conditions. It’s hoped that these measures

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Why Is Bowel Cancer On The Rise Amongst Young People?

It’s the second biggest cause of cancer deaths in the UK, and it’s thought that up to half of cases are preventable, however bowel cancer is on the rise amongst young people – where it is also at its most aggressive. What’s the reason behind bowel cancer in young people, and could there be ways to

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month – What You Need To Know

September is blood cancer awareness month. The chances are you are not sure what blood cancer is, or how to spot it. But in the UK alone, around 104 people are diagnosed with some form of blood cancer every day. You may know blood cancer by another name – leukaemia. Perhaps you are more aware of this disease,

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Obesity and Smoking Biggest Causes of Cancer

There are a multitude of things that can potentially cause cancer, many of which you can do little to prevent. However, two of the biggest causes of cancer are things that are, for the most part, within our control: smoking, and our weight. Cancer Research UK has found that a third of all cancer cases in the

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Blood Test Cancer Breakthrough

Scientists have recently made a significant breakthrough in medicine by taking a further step towards creating a universal blood test for cancer. The new method, which was trialled at John Hopkins University, detects eight different types of cancer; the hopeful final outcome of the research is to create an annual blood test for cancer that detects

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