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Being optimistic lowers your risk of several major diseases

Optimistic women are less likely to develop deadly diseases, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.…

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No, cancer patients don’t need to give up chocolate

Cancer patients should avoid chocolate, according to Daily Mail Online. ‘Ingredient found to make tumours spread around the body —…

A novel therapy for certain breast cancers isn’t the same as a ‘major breakthrough’

Researchers from King’s College London have identified a molecule crucial to the growth of breast cancer that they say could…

How Tiggy and Johnnie Walker survived cancer together

Tiggy Walker nursed her Radio 2 DJ husband through cancer. Then roles were reversed, hears Damien Love for Benenden.

18 Oct 2016

Is ‘modern life’ to blame for a rise in cancer among children?

The number of young people diagnosed with cancer has risen by 40 per cent since 1998, according to a statistical…

Six hours of exercise a week is ‘best dose to ward off disease’

The minimum amount of exercise recommended by the British Government and the World Health Organisation is insufficient to prevent cancer,…

Study ‘proves alcohol causes cancer’. The problem? There wasn’t a study

A new study has proved that alcohol causes cancer according to the front pages of the Guardian and the i…

22 Jul 2016

The ‘low-fat’ dark ages are over — evidence shows the Mediterranean diet is best

More evidence has been forthcoming this week regarding the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet and its positive impact on health.…

20 Jul 2016

Fasting slows the ageing process. Sounds unlikely? Here’s the science

A drug that slowed ageing and protected the body from diseases such as cancer would no doubt cause considerable excitement…

15 Jul 2016

Shiatsu: the best thing since sliced bread, or total flimflam?

Alternative medicine comprises a myriad of treatments which have little in common other than not being accepted by conventional medicine.…

Noel Edmonds thinks his odd machine cures cancer. This is old mumbo-jumbo

Noel Edmonds has been all over the UK media in the last few days — not because of his quiz…

A major form of leukaemia is now known to be 11 different diseases

New research reveals that there are 11 types of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a virulent form of blood cancer. The…

How the 2008 financial crisis caused an increase in cancer deaths

The financial crisis of 2008 is responsible for over 260,000 excess cancer deaths (including many that were avoidable) according to…

Keep using your mobiles – the latest study on phone radiation is far from conclusive

A new report by US government scientists claims that radiation emitted by mobile phones can increase the risk of two…

The internet is full of nonsense ‘cures’ for cancer. Don’t be taken in

When given a diagnosis of cancer, most people understandably go into some sort of mental shock. The prospect of many…

Healthy living ‘would prevent half of all cancer deaths’

Lifestyle changes could prevent half of all cancer deaths, according to research published in the online journal JAMA Oncology. The…

Regular exercise lowers your risk of 13 types of cancer

Regular physical activity dramatically reduces the risk of developing 13 types of cancer, according to research published in JAMA Internal…

The best of biotech

Young British entrepreneurs are changing the world with inventions that boost health and save money

5 May 2016
Cancer survivor Stan Bembenek tees up

Cancer is terrifying. But there is a case for optimism too

With a good prognosis it may not be as serious as type 2 diabetes

3 May 2016

What to look forward to in the next issue of Spectator Health – out on Thursday

The new issue of Spectator Health is out on Thursday 5 May. There’s a fantastic array of articles to look…

29 Apr 2016

Study hints at power of gut bacteria to protect against cancer

Several studies have suggested that bacteria in the gut could be used to reduce the risk of certain types of…

Living near green spaces may help you live longer

People who have access to green spaces live longer, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.…

Could being married increase the life expectancy of cancer patients?

A new peer-reviewed study published in the journal CANCER has revealed a link between marital status and the life expectancy…

Immunotherapy: your guide to the new powerful weapon against cancer

Immunotherapy has been heralded as a lasting cure for cancer. What exactly is it — and does it really have…

23 Mar 2016

‘Holy grail’ of cancer treatment on the horizon as research reveals tumour weak spot

Researchers have discovered a unique marker present in every tumour that could revolutionise the way cancer is treated. The marker,…

Stress ‘may build a faster transport network for cancer cells’

Research published in the journal Nature Communications suggests a mechanism by which stress can facilitate the spread of cancer. The…