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Ageing population one of the main causes of increase

Graduate job market bounces back

Leading recruiters, such as the prison service, are looking to recruit this year

Exposure to sun 'may help people with cancer survive'

Sunbathing warnings may have been too simplistic, say scientists

Gene breakthrough for prostate cancer

Major advance in the understanding of a disease that kills 10,000 a year

Boom for Britain's volunteer army as graduates face the dole

They are young, gifted and out of work: Britain's record number of graduates and A-grade A-level students. But instead of sitting on their haunches and signing on the dole queue, record numbers have enlisted in Britain's volunteer army.

Alcohol blamed for rise in oral cancer cases

Alcohol is chiefly to blame for an "alarming" rise in the rate of oral cancers among men and women in their forties, it was claimed today.

Charities in crisis as fundraising fails

Donations are dropping as the recession hits people's generosity. But you can give without breaking the bank.

Sunbeds 'raise risk of skin cancer by 75%'

The Government could review laws on sunbeds after a report revealed that the tanning machines can increase the risk of skin tumours by 75 per cent.

Only half of smokers enjoy it, survey finds

Only half of people who smoke do so because they enjoy it, a survey has revealed.

Meat-free diet 'could reduce cancer risk'

A meat-free diet could reduce the risk of developing cancer, according to a new study.

Cancer: shock breakthrough

Patients with inoperable prostate disease recover after single dose of drug

Terence Blacker: When it comes to health, men are second-class citizens

Campaigns for breast cancer draw headlines. Male cancers do not

Cancer kills more men than women, data shows

Men are almost 40 per cent more likely than women to die from cancer, according to research published today. They are also about 70 per cent more likely to die from cancers that affect both men and women, excluding breast cancer and prostate cancer.

Super-high-factor cream: Coming to Britain soon?

A sunscreen boasting SPF 100+ is now on sale in the US. But why do skin cancer experts say that the new generation of powerful products are a waste of money? Carola Long reports

Skin-cancer diagnoses hit record high

The number of people diagnosed each year with the deadliest form of skin cancer has topped 10,000, figures showed today.

Soya: good or bad for you?

Soya can help prevent cancer – yet some research suggests it actually raises the risk. So should we be eating it or not? By Helen Brown
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment