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Study suggests exercise benefit for localised prostate cancer

Moderate physical activity appears to reduce death rates among men diagnosed with prostate cancer that hasn’t spread

10 tips to keep the children healthy this summer holiday

Summer is officially here and so too are summer holidays.

But keeping children healthy as well as entertained can be a daunting task. It’s often tempting to order...

Four in 10 pancreatic cancers could be prevented by lifestyle changes

Almost 40 per cent of pancreatic cancers – one of the deadliest forms of cancer – could be avoided by maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.

Non-communicable diseases such as cancer 'are the leading global killer'

Non-communicable diseases  are the leading cause of death around the world, the World Health Organisation has said.

Brisk walking may reduce risk of prostate cancer progression

Men with early-stage prostate cancer may benefit from walking briskly for at least three hours per week, US scientists have found.

Cancer Research UK urges government to 'strengthen' alcohol commitment

Cancer Research UK has signed up to the Responsibility Deal announced by health secretary Andrew Lansley today (March 15th)

Exercise can improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment

Exercise can improve the quality of life of some cancer patients and survivors, according to two new reviews of the evidence.

Review confirms exercise can help reduce cancer-related fatigue

Aerobic exercise like running, cycling or swimming can help alleviate the fatigue during or following cancer treatment, a new research review has confirmed.

Health risks for teens as they swap exercise for slumping on the sofa

Britain's teenagers are endangering their health by cutting back on exercise and spending more hours watching TV and playing computer games according to a new study by...

Brits keep fit to look good, not reduce cancer risk

UK men and women say reducing their risk of cancer is last on a list of reasons to exercise, according to a national survey by Cancer Research UK and Cannons.