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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to

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The immune system preys on growing lung cancers, forcing them to evolve to survive

Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin's evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.

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Headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details

Hot drinks have hit headlines today, with new research sparking claims that hot tea ‘doubles the risk of oesophageal cancer’. But how hot is hot? And are

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Cancer doctor shortage ‘will impact patients’, says Royal College

A shortage of cancer doctors in the NHS is likely to impact patients, according to a new report.

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Smokers still being misled by cigarette packaging

Consumers are still being misled over the health hazards posed by cigarettes because of a loophole in packaging design regulations, Canadian scientists

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New breast cancer gene 'plays crucial role in tumour formation'

Scientists have identified a gene which is mutated in 30 to 40 per cent of all breast cancers.

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Tobacco changes brain in same way as hard drugs

Tobacco causes long-term changes to the brain similar to those caused by other highly addictive drugs such as heroin and cocaine, researchers have said.

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Study announced into use of mobile phones and long-term impact on health

A study that will consider mobile phone use and its impact on health is to be launched by the Department of Health and the mobile phone industry.

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"Jury out" on vitamin supplements

Cancer Research UK has said that the "jury is still out" on the health benefits of vitamin supplements following research saying that some may be

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