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No evidence standard packs boost illegal tobacco trade

Claims that standardised packaging of tobacco in Australia would lead to an increase in the illegal tobacco trade or hurt small retailers are untrue.

Ban e-cig use indoors, says WHO

E-cigarettes should face greater restrictions on their use, sale and promotion, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Some women still don’t underststand ‘overdiagnosis’ risk in breast screening

Women who are given information about the chance of ‘overdiagnosis’ through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully understand the risks.

Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Amid continuing tales of global woe, Thursday morning’s news carried one of those quirky ‘fancy-that!’ medical research stories that often captures the...

Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

In May 1981 the music world lost a legend when reggae artist Bob Marley died after a four-year battle with a melanoma skin cancer that started on his toe...