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Thursday 24th September 2015

Clarifying the link between diet and cancer

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Does diet influence cancer? The answer to this question is not simple.The relationship between nutrition and disease is a complex one, but there is a tendency to simplify things to provide easily comprehensible information to the public.
Date:
Thursday 24th September 2015
Thursday 17th September 2015

Making the rugby pitch a safer place

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With the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicking off in England and Wales this week, the issue of concussion is likely to be high on the agenda.
Date:
Thursday 17th September 2015
Thursday 6th August 2015

Iraq: what Britain isn't saying about its airstrikes on Islamic State

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This week, the British government announced it will extend its involvement in US-led airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State until March 2017.
Date:
Thursday 6th August 2015
Thursday 28th May 2015

Nearly all of us have gum disease – so let's do something about it

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Several studies have been conducted to look at the association of periodontitis with other systemic diseases, including diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease and obesity. For example, the periodontal research group at the University of Birmingham has found higher death rates in periodontitis sufferers, as well as stiffer arteries in kidney disease patients and poorer kidney function in those who have periodontitis compared with those who are disease-free.
Date:
Thursday 28th May 2015
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