Ageing population one of the main causes of increase
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Sunday 21 November 2010
Tobacco companies could be forced to sell cigarettes in grey or brown plain packaging in an attempt to deter youngsters from taking up smoking.
Saturday 13 November 2010
Nearly a quarter of cancer diagnoses in England are made when patients arrive at hospital in an emergency, a study has found.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
The rate at which people are quitting smoking has slowed down at the same time as economic worries have increased, data out today suggests.
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Walking tall can increase a man's chances of developing testicular cancer, a study suggests.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
British women who want to terminate a pregnancy are being confronted by Christian protesters picketing abortion clinics, in a copy of tactics used by hardcore anti-abortionists in the US.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Last week Edge pointed out that the World Conker Championships were being held today near Oundle in Northamptonshire and that French competitors have proved far too proficient in recent years. Frankly, it's not surprising that William the Conker has been pulling the strings given all the nutty health-and-safety fears over here. Bury St Edmunds council in Suffolk have put up a sign on a horse chestnut tree which reads: "Beware falling conkers. Please proceed with care" after two people complained of being hit on the head by them, and in Nottingham the local authorities have stripped a tree of all its conkers after a branch fell on a girl's head. We must learn to conquer our fears. Meanwhile, the charity Cancer Research UK has said it was "very upset" after an annual charity cycle ride in Milton Keynes was disrupted by an environmental health officer who hid in the bushes to monitor sound levels after complaints were received about the noise made by the PA system. It's time someone spoke out.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
More than 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer could be prevented each year if people took more exercise, such as going for brisk walks, experts said today.
Saturday 07 August 2010
Bobby Moore's widow yesterday spoke of her sadness and disappointment at West Ham United's decision to rename a charity game in honour of her late husband in favour of an online bookmaker.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Air fresheners and some cleaning products increase the risk of breast cancer, a study suggests.
Monday 05 July 2010
Thursday 20 May 2010
A will-writer who stole tens of thousands of pounds from a dead man's estate, spending it on a cruise on the QE2 and gambling, was today jailed for two and a half years.
Monday 17 May 2010
More than 100 diabetes experts today called on the Government to introduce a law banning all forms of "unhealthy food" adverts targeting children.
Monday 17 May 2010
A hormone that helps children grow may cause breast cancer, and women with high levels are at higher risk, a new study has found.
Wednesday 28 April 2010
Scientists have today announced results from the first trial in the world to show that bowel cancer can be prevented with a simple, once-in-a-lifetime, five-minute screening test.
Sunday 18 April 2010
I'm just repacking my suitcase for our family holiday to the Algarve. Out go the flip-flops, in come the waterproofs. You see, I've just checked the five-day forecast for that part of the world and it predicts heavy showers followed by thunderstorms followed by more heavy showers – up until we step on the plane to go home. The word "disappointed" barely sums up the mood in our house as I write.
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