Eradicating diseases isn't easy. Here we look at which cancers are preventable, and how detecting cancers earlier could make a difference.
The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that boys are offered the HPV vaccine. We look at what this could mean and next steps.
The Government has launched its ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030. To reach this, junk food marketing restrictions must be introduced without delay.
Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.
Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease.
By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.
Six in seven women with a family history of breast cancer opt out of taking tamoxifen as a preventative measure, according to a study.
A ‘sugar tax’ on drinks has come into force today. Campaigners hope it will reduce obesity levels and improve health.
Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.