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Breast cancer rates have increased by 90 per cent in the last four decades, figures suggest.

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The Republican convention moved into top gear last night as Ann Romney delivered a graceful and glowing paean to her husband, followed by a slashing attack on the Obama administration from New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who  called for a “a new era of truth-telling” from politicians that would bring what he called “a second American century.

Ann Romney will be speaking on Thursday

'Mitt-igator' Ann Romney on a mission to sell her husband to the masses

On paper, the most important speech of the Republican convention will be delivered by Mitt Romney on Thursday, as he accepts the party's presidential nomination. But the one that could make the most difference of all comes tonight. And it won't be delivered by a politician – at least not a professional politician.

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Even light drinking increases cancer risk

New study indicates that it's not just heavy drinkers who need to worry about the health implications of alcohol

Cancer drug Avastin does not offer value for money, says Nice

A drug will not be made routinely available on the NHS for women with breast cancer from today after a watchdog ruled that it does not help improve patients' quality of life or provide value for money.

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Thousands of cancer patients whose disease has spread to the bone are to benefit from a new drug which is to be made available on the NHS.

Comedian Ruby Wax will attend a Downing Street meeting to discuss funding in mental illness

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The Government is diverting money to “sexy” diseases like breast cancer when it could save billions in the long term by tackling the root causes of mental illness, the comedian Ruby Wax has claimed.

Ex-AstraZeneca boss David Brennan waives right to bonus

The former boss of pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca has waived his entitlement to a 2012 annual bonus and has been denied performance-related share awards for the last two years, it emerged today.

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Waistline of '57% of women too big'

The waistlines of more than half of women are too big, experts have said, as they warned those who are overweight they are increasing their risk of cancer and infertility.

Sheryl Crow suffering from benign brain tumour

Sheryl Crow was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year but she does not worry about it because it is benign, the singer-songwriter told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Jenni Murray: Don't tell me canceris a 'battle'

Robin Gibb was the Bee Gee with the falsetto voice who, together with two of his brothers, provided the soundtrack to some of the most joyous moments of the youth of my generation. So it was sad to hear of his death. But at the same time it is infuriating to read and hear, over and over (including, it must be said, in this newspaper) that he "has lost his battle with cancer".

Jenni Murray: Robin Gibb didn't lose any 'battle'

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