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Number one reason people say they might delay seeing GP is difficulty making an appointment

More than a third (39 per cent) of people in Britain say difficulty making an appointment might put them off going to the doctor about a symptom they think could be...

Scientists confirm that gene suppresses liver tumours

Scientists have confirmed that a gene called DLC1 is a 'tumour suppressor' gene, and that damage to this gene can lead to liver cancer.

Britons among EU worst for binge drinking

The UK has one of the highest rates of binge drinking in the EU, according to groundbreaking research by the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS).

Mushrooms may work wonders in cancer treatment and prevention

Exotic mushrooms could herald a new era of cancer treatment and prevention as the Western world learns lessons from the Orient according to a report released by Cancer...

Skin cancer death rates 70 per cent higher in men

Death rates from malignant melanoma – the most serious type of skin cancer – are 70 per cent higher in men than women, despite similar numbers being diagnosed with the...

New technique could speed up research into cancer stem cells

Scientists at Oxford University have discovered a way to investigate cancer stem cells more efficiently in the laboratory.

Scotland unveils smoking prevention action plan

The Scottish Government has unveiled plans to cut the number of young people who take up smoking.

Estimates show overall fall in cancer death rates in Europe

Death rates from cancer will fall across Europe this year, Swiss and Italian scientists have predicted.

Online booze tracker can help beat cancer

If you find it difficult to keep track of just how many glasses of wine you've consumed during the week, help is at hand thanks to Cancer Research UK.

Smoking sharply increases risk of certain cancers of the immune system and bone marrow

Women who smoke increase their risk of developing certain cancers of the blood, immune system, and bone marrow new research shows today (Friday).