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The truth about obesity and cancer

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The truth about obesity and cancer

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is raising awareness of the connection between obesity and cancer. But many people have spoken out about the campaign, claiming it is reductive and fat-shaming. We explore the science linking weight to the disease. 

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Dr Dawn Harper General Practitioner, Media Doctor

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Lumps in the Groin

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"Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the UK and particularly of dying young, below the age of 75. Our heart health hub summarises the latest medical evidence and guides you through the symptoms and signs to look out for."
Dr Yassir Javaid Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG, Primary Care Cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Clinical Network

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Congestive Heart Failure

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Angina

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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Electrocardiogram (ECG)

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Dr Ellie Cannon General Practitioner, Media Doctor
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Prof Lesley Regan President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

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Breast Problems

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Periods and Period Problems

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Vulval Problems

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Dr Hilary Jones General Practitioner, Broadcaster

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Travel Vaccinations

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Health Advice for Travel Abroad

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Traveller's Diarrhoea

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Malaria Prevention

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Dr Max Pemberton Psychiatrist and media doctor

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