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A network of dementia centres is set to boost research

Dementia research gets £30m boost

The quest to find a cure for dementia is to continue with the creation of special research centres across the country.

Surviving cancer: can put you in the mood for a holiday

HRT linked to ovarian cancer

Women substantially raise their chance of developing ovarian cancer if they are on hormone replacement therapies (HRT), a comprehensive report has found.

The latest medical guidance on drinking alcohol during pregnancy advises women to avoid it entirely while trying for a baby and during the first three months after conception

New alcohol advice for mums-to-be

Women should not drink any alcohol at all if they are trying for a baby or have already conceived and are in the first trimester of their pregnancy, according to new guidelines.

Could a simple breath test detect lung cancer?

Could breath test detect lung cancer?

People could soon detect whether they have lung cancer using a simple breath test.

Expectant mothers are safe to fly up to the 37th week of their pregnancy, new advice says

New flying guidelines issued for pregnant women

Expectant mothers are safe to fly up to the 37th week of their pregnancy, new advice says.

Key questions on cancer answered

Cancer - key questions answered

Want to increase your knowledge of cancer - its risk factors, symptoms and more? Want to better understand the report from Cancer Research UK that one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives?

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has revealed he is having tests for "a prostate issue"

DJ Evans reveals 'prostate issue'

Radio DJ Chris Evans has revealed he is undergoing tests for "a prostate issue".

Offering shopping vouchers to pregnant women who smoke may help to encourage them to quit

Vouchers 'deter pregnant women from smoking'

Offering shopping vouchers to pregnant women who smoke may help to encourage them to quit, research has found.

A new study has revealed that many people with asthma may have been misdiagnosed

Many asthma patients 'misdiagnosed'

New guidance is to be issued to help doctors spot signs of asthma after recent research found three in 10 people receiving treatment for the condition may have been given the wrong diagnosis.