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Ageing population one of the main causes of increase

Breast cancer death rate tumbles to a record low

The headline figures are good, but Jeremy Laurance says the battle is far from won

Medics baffled as woman's killer cancer disappears

A Northern Ireland woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer before the tumour miraculously disappeared may have been saved by her own immune system.

The hidden dangers of 'safe surgery'

Surgeons require 750 operations to perfect keyhole technique, study finds

Slump forces medical charities to cut back life-saving research

Reduced values of investments and property legacies hit charities' funding

Jade Goody dies of cancer, aged 27

Jade Goody died in her sleep today following a public battle with cancer, her publicist Max Clifford said.

The Jade effect: Thousands more seek information about disease

News that Jade Goody was suffering from cervical cancer led thousands more women than usual to seek information about the disease.

Leading article: Cancer screening: a new chance

The very public suffering of Jade Goody, who left hospital this week to spend the time that is left to her with her children, has turned the spotlight as never before on arrangements for cancer screening. Ms Goody, it is reported, had taken a cervical smear test several years ago, but failed to respond when recalled for further testing. The rest is the ultimate cautionary tale for our times.

Goody in hospital for operation

An operation to remove a blockage in Jade Goody's bowel will not save her life but could make sure she is more comfortable during her final weeks.

Cannabis linked to testicular cancer

Scientists find heavy use of marijuana can double risk of tumours among men

Jade Goody's cancer almost certainly incurable

Big Brother star Jade Goody faces the tough reality that her cancer is now almost certainly incurable.

Giving is for life, not just for Christmas

It's the season of goodwill for charities, who need our help as well as our money

Is your bra making you ill?

It isn't just about looks, a poor fit can cause back pain, indigestion and even headaches. But getting it right couldn't be easier, says Rosie Johnston

Cancer researchers change focus to target the more stubborn killers

Survival from cancer has doubled during the past 30 years but the gains have not been evenly spread and some cancers remain as deadly as ever, researchers said yesterday.

The reason our stiff upper lip could be fatal

Britons' reluctance to go to the doctor may explain poor cancer survival rate
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Greece says 'No': A night of huge celebrations in Athens as voters decisively back Tsipras and his anti-austerity stance in historic referendum

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Greeks say 'No' to austerity and plunge Europe into crisis
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No hope and no jobs, so Gaza's young risk their lives, climb the fence and run for it

No hope and no jobs in Gaza

So the young risk their lives and run for it
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Retailers roll together shopping and social networking for mobile customers
The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

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Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

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London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

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Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate