CancerWatch Blog

Obesity and Planning Permission

Published: 29 June, 2022 | Category: Uncategorized

The obesogenic nature of our inner cities has long been a cause of concern for activists campaigning against poor health, and the key instrument for control of inner city environments is planning permission. In the post war years such permission has become fiercely complex and very much the realm of lawyers, yet normal inhabitants of…   Read More >

The Problem with Children’s Obesity

Published: 30 March, 2021 | Category: Uncategorized

During the lockdown, my front door has been the recipient of countless leaflets promoting take-away food of a distinctly dubious nutritional quality. This caused me to write to my local council complaining about high fat, fast food take-aways and the effect they had on obesity. I received a fulsome letter back from the local councillor…   Read More >

Briefing Note – Bowel Cancer

Published: 9 October, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

Briefing Note on Bowel Cancer in the UK Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancer types. Sometimes it is referred to as colorectal cancer, which is another name for the disease. Bowel cancer in general has been rising in the past few decades and there are many theories for this rise. Please read below…   Read More >

Why is Smoking Becoming a Working Class Tragedy?

Published: 10 July, 2020 | Category: Uncategorized

The Background About 8m (2016) people, some 15% of the population still smoke. This contrasts with the situation after the Second World War when over 80% of the population smoked.  During the 1970s and 80s in particular there were considerable declines in smoking as the medical science behind the dangers of smoking became better known in…   Read More >