The country’s mothers and grandmothers have thrown their support behind plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging for cigarettes, according to a poll released today.
Cancer Research UK data shows the gap comes despite similar numbers of men and women being diagnosed each year
Stark regional differences of cancer mortality and incidence rates are revealed for the first time today by a leading charity, resulting in calls for more to be done to address health inequality in Britain.
Drugs shield sensitive gastrointestinal tract from toxic effects
Michael Douglas may have been displaying admirable candour when he told a journalist this weekend that his throat cancer had been caused by a virus “which…comes about from cunnilingus” – but he also sparked a minor health scare.
Primate of England will be 'out of action for some time' after operation
Just asking people to donate in their wills could create windfall, says Whitehall behavioural unit
Increase may be linked to obesity and diets high in red and processed meat
It is Britain’s most lethal cancer but most people do not know the principal symptom that may indicate its presence.
Tobacco companies are resorting to slick presentation to target children aged six to 11
A dramatic breakthrough in breast cancer research will lead to a revolution in the way the disease will be diagnosed and treated in years to come, leading specialists said yesterday.
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Greg Lucier, who has devoted his career to genetics, was shocked by what his own profile revealed, he tells Jeremy Laurance
A single genetic fault in a gene that normally helps the body to repair its DNA increases a woman's risk of ovarian cancer six-fold, a study has found.
Research into cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's could be set back by boycott
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