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Teenagers And Young Adults

Collection of celebrity short stories raises money for research into children’s cancers

To coincide with World Book Day, 2 March 2017, Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens is launching a collection of short stories and poems written by celebrities.

Celebrities honour courageous youngsters at Star Awards party

Charlotte Hawkins, Only The Young, Kimberley Wyatt and Matt Johnson attend Star Awards party to honour courageous young people diagnosed with cancer.

Research shows most children do not regularly use e-cigarettes

Children aged 11 to 16 who have never smoked do not regularly use e-cigarettes, according to new Cancer Research UK data.

Boozy young Brits will drink nearly 4,000 calories in alcohol on festive season nights out

Average young adult Brits will drink 62 units in the run up to Christmas and New Year.

Major advances made in Burkitt's lymphoma

Scientists have discovered a better way to identify and treat a commonly misdiagnosed cancer affecting young adults and teenagers, a study published in Blood* reveals...

Teenagers missing out on specialist cancer treatment

Adolescents with cancer are often missing out on the specialist research, treatment and care enjoyed by younger patients, Cancer Research UK and the UK Children's Cancer...

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...

Glasgow kids take care of their health

Glasgow teenagers are showing their elders that they know best when it comes to a healthy lifestyle.

Cancer Research UK gets SunSmart with the big screen

Teenagers will be encouraged to be SunSmart during their half-term break thanks to Cancer Research UK and the big screen

Step-parents influence teenage smoking behaviour

Smoking by a non-biological parent is as influential as smoking by biological parents in determining whether their teenager smokes, reveal the results of a Cancer Research...