Tag Archives: cancer

How safe is the school cancer vaccination for young girls?

  New reports (including on the front page of the Independent) are adding to the evolving story of inadequate research on a vaccine that almost every teenage girl in the UK will have been given since 2008. News that (apparently) thousands of young girls have […]

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It’s common sense, but the best studies usually are

A new five year study shows for the first time that changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support results can significantly slow ageing. Researchers followed 35 men with early-stage prostate cancer for a five year period and found that certain changes to lifestyle […]


HPV vaccine – mothers influence daughters choices but deep questions remain

A mother’s attitude towards cervical cancer screening influences decisions to vaccinate daughters against the cancer claims this – not entirely surprising – headline in a BBC news report on Monday, which is based on new research in the European Journal of Cancer. The research found […]


The global burden of disease – let’s not forget the spiritual dimension

Yesterday saw the publication of a landmark, multicentre collaborative study on the global burden of disease. It suggests that while average life expectancies around the world have gone up – they have gone up more in the West than in the developing world, and worldwide they […]


Global annual cost of tackling non-communicable diseases only 1% of UK Bank Bailout

The BBC has reported on the World Health Organization’s plan to tackle non-communicable diseases like heart disease, which it says now pose a greater global burden than infectious diseases.  The plan was published just after the conclusion of the UN General Assembly High Level Meeting […]