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Teens likely to crave junk food after watching TV ads

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food snacks.

Tesco unveils new partnership to deliver Little Helps for healthier living

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.

New research shows how alcohol damages DNA and increases cancer risk

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer.

Health warnings on cigarettes could deter young people

Young people are less likely to try cigarettes with the printed health warning ‘Smoking kills’ on each stick than standard cigarettes.

Computer programme could predict if immunotherapy will work

Combining information from different cancer scans could offer a way to predict if immunotherapy will work, according to a small unpublished study.

Cancer patients diagnosed early are more likely to avoid chemotherapy

Patients are around five times more likely to have surgery, and less likely to have chemotherapy, if they are diagnosed at the earliest stage.

‘A handful’ of gene faults can turn a healthy cell cancerous

Fewer than 10 errors in the DNA inside cells are enough to drive development of a cancer, according to new estimates.

Researchers "drug the undruggable" through unique collaboration

A new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be ‘undruggable’, has been discovered through an alliance between industry and academia

New markers could identify patients most at risk of brain damage from CAR T cell immunotherapy

New research suggests injury to the cells that line blood vessels could be behind severe side effects that some patients have after CAR T cell therapy.

Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening

Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening.

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