Cancer Research

British Student Re-Invents £100,000 Microscope... For Two Hundred Quid

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

A British student has come up with a way to build a £100,000 microscope for less than £200. Adam Lynch, a PhD student from Brunel University Lond...

Why Is Man V Food's Adam Richman Posing With A Football On His Nethers?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In reference to World Cup 2014, Man V Food's Adam Richman (these days more man, less food) is seen posing naked for Cosmopolitan magazine's July issue...

Can We Bottle Motivation?

Sue Dewey | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Sue Dewey

I can honestly say that I am motivated by many different things - my family, my friends, a good book, a nice glass of wine, my favourite meal (frankl...

Can Women Really Have It All?

Sue Dewey | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Dewey

I am a childless working woman in her 50's and I think I can honestly say that I am pretty content (there, I said it out loud!). Like most people I have ups and downs in my life and this year has been no exception, but as always I throw myself into my work and extra-curricular activities with gusto and enjoy it all as much as I can.

Wilko Johnson: The Long Goodbye

Jason Holmes | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Blues and rock musicians like this are a dying breed. The Wilko Johnson Band with Roger Daltrey on lead vocals is the sound of icons in their element, their musical flame still burning bright.

World Health Day: Governments Need to Step Up to the Plate

Karen Sadler | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Karen Sadler

Monday is United Nations' World Health Day, where those of us working to improve the health of people across the globe traditionally deliver a clarion call to galvanise people into action. It's a moment when, to paraphrase Kofi Annan, we remind world governments that health is to be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.

Why the No Make-Up Selfie campaign spread across social media like cyber wildfire

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Mariann Hardey

Considering how many of us look in the mirror first thing in the morning, the thought of sharing our image on Facebook among 1.11billion users is probably a daunting prospect. So it's arguably a masterstroke that in a world obsessed with body perfection a charitable cause rallied tens of thousands of women into revealing their bare faces on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter...

Slacktivism: Technology Is Only as Good as the People Who Use It

Asher Wren | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Politics
Asher Wren

Since the dawn of social media, citizens of the social space have been exposed to an ever-increasing number of causes and movements. This in turn has helped to propagate the notion of 'slacktivism', the perception - arguably the delusion - that you can effect change without really doing anything at all.

#NoMakeUpSelfie; Charity Campaigns Should Not Be Immune From Criticism

Yomi Adegoke | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yomi Adegoke

As we now know, the #nomakeupselfie originally started in solidarity to actress Kim Novak who was shamed by commentators for her looks. Entirely separate from cancer and from charity, it remained a brazen, slightly chipped middle finger to our image obsessed world.

Today's Top Blog Post Picks - Wednesday 26 March

Jody Thompson | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK
Jody Thompson

Today, we're leading with Aaron Eccles, head of social media of Cancer Research and how they turned around a meme that wasn't even theirs and have raised £8m so far off the back of it. We've then got comedy legend Ruby Wax with a fantastic post on how to use mindfulness as an internal weathervane to predict depression...

How Cancer Research UK Raised £8million From a Campaign We Didn't Even Start

Aaron Eccles | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK
Aaron Eccles

When the selfies first started appearing in our Cancer Research UK newsfeeds, a few of our supporters got in touch on Facebook and Twitter to ask if we'd started the campaign. We tweeted that it wasn't ours but that we appreciated the sentiment, and we directed people to our website if they wanted to get involved with our work to beat cancer sooner. Less than 12 hours later, we'd been retweeted hundreds of times and we were seeing more and more selfies appearing from people saying they were doing it for us. We knew we needed to act fast so we took a picture of a team member without makeup holding a sign with our text to donate code.

'No Makeup Selfie' Fail Helps Out Polar Bears, Not Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK

People have accidentally been donating to the wrong charities as the "#nomakeupselfie" craze continues to swamp social media sites. Thousands of po...

#NoMakeUpSelfie Update

Lucy Roberts | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Roberts

There's no way to avoid technology on a day to day basis, so is there an issue with utilising this online access to the world wide public? It opens up another avenue for individuals to become lazy, but also, it's a great source of widening people's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and bringing major issues to light.

Today's Top Blog Post Picks - Monday 24 March

Jody Thompson | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Jody Thompson

Fantastic stuff on front this morning too, kicking off (pardon the pun) with former Footballers' Wives star and now Corrie cobble-botherer Ben Price on behalf of Cafod and seeing the impact of climate change with his own eyes in Uganda. TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady meanwhile says soaring wage inequality here in the UK should worry us all.

Beautiful Vanity: The #nomakeupselfie

Rebecca Myers | Posted 22.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Myers

Narcissism. Isn't it awful? Isn't it just the worst? You open your newsfeed and you see Instagram galore, "look how amazing my life is xoxo", and accidentally EXTREMELY CAREFULLY LIT stunningly beautiful superhuman selfies, as far as the eye can see.

#NoMakeUpSelfies: Can You Guess Who These Snaps Belong To?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

It didn’t take celebs long to get involved with the #NoMakeUpSelfie online craze and everyone from ‘Coronation Street’ actress Kym Marsh to Mich...

#yourenothelpinganyone: Are "#nomakeup" Selfie's Really Helping Raise Cancer Awareness?

Blaize Henry | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Blaize Henry

For those troubled souls who still do not engage with any social media, I will attempt to provide context on my confusing and/or unreadable title.

Hashtagging for Charity

Kitiara Pascoe | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kitiara Pascoe

What exactly does this say about our society? The few people who have overcome severe insecurities, taken off their make up and posted a selfie are, combined with those who feel urgently that they need to do something, anything to promote awareness, woefully drowned out by the thousands who are posting because they, well, umm, fancy it?

Breast Cancer Business Challenge

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

My team is happy to be developing Radial Genomics Ltd. As a biochemist, I have never stopped learning and growing since this team, which includes finance, law, engineering, and medical specialties, came together.

Can Mushrooms Cure Cancer?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Like vitamin C, mushrooms have been spoken about in holistic circles as being a wonderful cancer prevention and cure. Whether or not this is true,...

How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

Before my month away from the tipple, I was very self-aware about how young and immature I was. Now I feel as though I am actually an adult. Someone who can have one drink and mean one, who can have a diet Coke instead of a shot of vodka at a busy venue, who doesn't feel obliged to stay out if in fact they want to go home.

Dryathlon Diary Week Three - New Balls Please!

Tom Stroud | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

Standard first date practice is a few quiet drinks in a nice little bar, giving both parties the opportunity to leave with ease should the conversation grind to a halt. However, sober dating requires a bit more thought, and we settled on a spot of ping pong at a bar in Holborn.

Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped By More Than 20%

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer death rates in the UK have dropped by more than a fifth since the 1990s, according to new figures from a leading charity. In 1990, the disea...

Self-help Strategies to Deal With Chemotherapy

Karin Sieger | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

Cancer treatment varies depending on the nature and progression of the disease. It can focus on eliminating cancer tumours and cells, slowing down or stabilising the spread of the disease.

Cancer Research Funding Reaches New Heights, but What About Holistic Care?

Ian Spero | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

What is perhaps less well reported is that there are also thousands of people every year who are living with cancer long term, struggling to maintain their standard of living. And, while treatment has advanced significantly since the 1960s, palliative care has not.