Many people take supplements of vitamins A, C and E, thinking these antioxidants will help to ward off cancer

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“While it’s easy to dismantle the arguments of anti-fluoridation campaigners, it is exhausting and detrimental to the public understanding of science and medicine.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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A radiographer prepares a woman for a breast screening. US researchers are suggesting that screening strategies need to be personalised and not all abnormal growths should be called cancers.

Low-risk growths in the breast, prostate and elsewhere should no longer be called cancer and screening efforts to spot them should be cut back, a wor(...)

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Headlines announcing a 71 per cent increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer in men with high levels of fatty acids derived from fish oils were not(...)

Before you give up eating oily fish or reduce your intake of omega -3 supplements it is worth looking at the research in more detail.

The headlines announcing a 71 per cent increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer in men with high levels of fatty acids derived from fish oils are (...)

Research found that taking omega-3 was associated with a 44 per cent greater chance of developing low-grade prostate cancer.

A supplement taken by millions for its health benefits may help to trigger aggressive and lethal prostate cancer, research has shown.Omega-3 fatty aci(...)

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