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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 3rd September 2015

Mexican poverty crisis: we must not suppress the voice of the people

Description
Every year, the Mexican government ploughs more money into fighting poverty. Yet every year, poverty in Mexico increases.
Date:
Thursday 3rd September 2015
Thursday 20th August 2015

Ageing muscles: can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Description
It doesn't take a scientist to tell you that as we get older, our bodies tend to become smaller, weaker and frailer.
Date:
Thursday 20th August 2015
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