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Life changes can help prevent cancer

  •  04 Feb, 2014
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A charity is working to dispel the myth that all cancers are unavoidable.

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Cancer screenings hit 16-year low

  •  21 Jan, 2014
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A cancer charity fears for the health of older women after it found that the number attending a cervical screening has fallen to its lowest in 16 years.

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Health drive to cut sugar in foods

  •  09 Jan, 2014
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Health experts are taking 'Action on Sugar' as part of a campaign to tackle the obesity "epidemic" in the UK.

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Web 'no substitute for seeing a GP'

  •  26 Sep, 2013
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More than four in 10 people could be endangering their health by delaying visits to the doctor and trusting in the internet instead, warn the authors of a new poll.

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Smokers encouraged to quit in 'Stoptober'

  •  09 Sep, 2013
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Health officials are encouraging smokers to sign up for this year's 'Stoptober Challenge' in a bid to improve their long-term health prospects and save money.

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Mediterranean diet may reduce dementia risk

  •  04 Sep, 2013
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People who eat a Mediterranean diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish and olive oil have a lower risk of age-related diseases such as dementia, finds new research.

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Eating fruit could cut diabetes risk

  •  30 Aug, 2013

Eating blueberries, grapes, apples and pears cuts the risk of Type 2 diabetes but drinking fruit juice can increase it, a study has found.

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Under-35s back pain 'increasing'

  •  29 Aug, 2013
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Long-term back pain is an increasing problem for young people who spend long periods sitting down, it is claimed.

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Report praises NHS stop smoking services

  •  21 Aug, 2013
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NHS services developed to help people stop smoking have helped almost 146,000 quit the habit over the past decade, according to new research.

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Offspring of obese mums 'at risk'

  •  14 Aug, 2013
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Children born to obese mothers are more likely to die before they reach the age of 55, while they also have an increased chance of being admitted to hospital for heart attacks, angina and stroke.

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