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Rachel completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Lincoln before joining Cancer Research UK. As a manager in the health information team, Rachel reviews and communicates evidence-based information on the causes of cancer, early diagnosis and screening. She is particularly interested in tackling health inequalities and helping people stop smoking.

Health inequalities: Why do people smoke if they know it’s bad for them?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Health inequalities

For the second instalment in our health inequalities series, we’re looking at what’s behind differences in the causes of smoking.

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6 things you need to know about cervical screening

It’s completely up to you whether to go to cervical cancer screening. But the answers to these 6 questions could help you decide.

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Commuting and polluting – whose health is losing out?

We look at new research measuring how much pollution we’re exposed to on our commutes, particularly in London.

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Why has science seemingly changed its mind on night shifts and breast cancer?

New research has a possible answer to a long-standing question over whether working night shifts increases the risk of breast cancer.

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