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Dry Drinking The Sociable Way

Every time I show the slide that says “35% of Scottish women aged over 50 drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week,” I am reminded that this includes me.  I would not describe myself as a heavy drinker, but I do drink more than I know is appropriate for my health. From my research on alcohol intake in women and breast cancer risk, I know that I am not alone in being reluctant to discuss the pleasure of red wine consumption with health professionals.

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5 Reasons to Celebrate No Smoking Day 

Sheila Duffy, Chief Executive, ASH Scotland

No Smoking Day is just around the corner on Tuesday 8 March. But why should your organisation take up the baton to promote it?

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Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices

The role of obesity in cancer is too big to ignore.

© World Obesity
© World Obesity

What is agreed is that Scotland needs a bold and brave strategy for tackling obesity. There will be no “one size fits all”. In our blog published on January 1st, we reflected on what has happened in 10 years and where we might progress. This week we are continuing this theme and have asked SCPN friends who have many years experience in the obesity field to give us their top 5 aspirations for the forthcoming obesity strategy?  Continue reading “Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices”

Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices

The role of obesity in cancer is too big to ignore.

© World Obesity
© World Obesity

What is agreed is that Scotland needs a bold and brave strategy for tackling obesity. There will be no “one size fits all”. In our blog published on January 1st, we reflected on what has happened in 10 years and where we might progress. This week we are continuing this theme and have asked SCPN members who have many years experience in the obesity field to give us their top 5 aspirations for the forthcoming obesity strategy?  Continue reading “Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices”

Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices

The role of obesity in cancer is too big to ignore.

© World Obesity
© World Obesity

What is agreed is that Scotland needs a bold and brave strategy for tackling obesity. There will be no “one size fits all”. In our blog published on January 1st, we reflected on what has happened in 10 years and where we might progress. This week we are continuing this theme and have asked SCPN members who have many years experience in the obesity field to give us their top 5 aspirations for the forthcoming obesity strategy?  Continue reading “Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices”

Scotland Obesity strategy – Scottish voices

By Professor Annie Anderson

At the SCPN we take obesity as a risk factor for cancer seriously. Last year I worked with the (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) on a new analysis for a forthcoming handbook on body fatness and cancer.

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If not now? 

We Can : I can … support cancer prevention on World Cancer Day February 4th 2017. Work to stack the odds against cancer occurrence and recurrence must be part of cancer control programmes across the world. Continue reading “If not now? “

#Kettlecise, give it a try…

The gloomy atmosphere caused by the global political and social state of affairs has brought a droop to our shoulders and a crease to our brows. What can we do to lift our spirits? A nice long walk perhaps? Relaxing yoga stretches, a peppy dance move, a refreshing bike ride? We feel better already!

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#Smearforsmear Campaign – Pt.III “How smearing your lipstick could encourage more women to attend cervical screening”

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs every January and this year it takes place between the 22nd and the 28th of January. Here at SCPN we’re taking part in the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust #smearforsmear campaign, and we will also be sharing a series of blog posts on highlighting the importance of smear tests in preventing cervical cancer. Our third and final blog post looks at how the #smearforsmear campaign is trying to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening and how it is attempting to reach even more women with this potentially life-saving message.

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