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Testing and tracing must resume urgently! On 24 February, there were nine confirmed cases of covid-19 in the UK. On the same day, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended countries outside China with imported cases or outbreaks “prioritize active, exhaustive…

fitness and activity

Higher total physical activity levels are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. Many studies have shown the health benefits of physical…

World Cancer Day (4 February) provides a good opportunity to highlight the little-known fact that men are much more likely than women to develop and die from cancer – and by a considerable margin. The global male age-standardised cancer incidence…

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British adults more worried about being diagnosed with cancer than other serious illnesses Yet more than 8 million say they take no action at all to reduce their risk Only a third do regular exercise (37%) or maintain a healthy…

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