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A charity has called for more support for people living with prostate cancer

Call for prostate cancer support

More support is needed for the 30,000 men who are living with terminal prostate cancer in the UK, a new report says.

Obese women are more likely to suffer from certain cancers, data shows

Cancer warning for obese women

Women who are obese are significantly more likely to suffer from some forms of cancer than those of normal weight, a charity says.

The programme aims to prevent Type 2 diabetes

Campaign to tackle Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes can be prevented, and health leaders are aiming to do just that with a new campaign.

Opinion is divided on the risks posed by red meat

Avoiding red meat 'cuts bowel cancer risk'

The risk of developing bowel cancer can be slashed by avoiding meat, new research suggests.

More young people are suffering from diabetes, data suggests

Rising number of youngsters 'now diabetic'

A rising number of children and young people are suffering from diabetes, according to a new report.

Men who cope better with childhood stress are more likely to avoid heart disease, research suggests

Heart disease linked to childhood stress

Men who cope better with childhood stress are more likely to avoid heart disease, new Swedish research suggests.

A new study has shed light on breast cancer

Boost for breast cancer research

Women who are suffering the most hostile forms of breast cancer could be successfully diagnosed through new stem cell testing, British scientists believe.

The number of women realising they are pregnant within six weeks has risen

Women 'realising pregnancy earlier'

More women are realising they are pregnant within six weeks, while a greater number are also seeing a healthcare practitioner within 12 weeks.

David Cameron has pledged to support dementia studies

Boost for dementia research

A new initiative which invites the public to help scientists try and unlock the mysteries of dementia begins this week.