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Smoking among young adults increased by 25% during first lockdown

The number of 18 to 34 year-olds in England who smoke increased by 25% in the first lockdown, according to a study published today in the journal Addiction and funded by Cancer Research UK.

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Alcohol linked to more than 740,000 new cancer cases globally in 2020

1 in 25 newly diagnosed cancer cases in the last year may be associated with drinking alcohol, according to a global study published in The Lancet Oncology.

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Our milestones: Europe’s search for an anti-cancer diet

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Our milestones

The results from the European EPIC have shaped our understanding of diet and cancer.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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10 health hacks to help cut cancer risk

We asked people to share tips and tricks to make being healthy a bit easier. Each of these hacks are linked to lifestyle changes that cut could cancer risk.

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Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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New research shows how alcohol damages DNA and increases cancer risk

Scientists have shown how alcohol damages DNA in stem cells, helping to explain why drinking increases your risk of cancer.

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New Year’s resolutions 2018: Can you nudge your way to a new you?

Understanding the science behind why we make certain decisions can help make your 2018 healthy resolutions stick.

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‘My Alcohol Tracker’: could Amazon’s Alexa help you cut down on your drinking?

For Alcohol Awareness Week we’ve launched a tracker for Amazon Alexa-enabled devices to see if voice technology can help people live healthier lives.

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Cancer Research UK develops alcohol tracker for Amazon Alexa

Cancer Research UK has created an Amazon Alexa Skill so users can track their alcohol consumption and raise awareness of the link between alcohol and cancer.

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