Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

Behind the headlines


Mar 19

Seen something in the news about lifestyle, screening, cancer? If you want to check it out try NHS England’s ‘Behind the Headlines’ website ( This site provides a guide to the science that makes the news, looking at how health issues are reported in lay language. The coverage includes where the story came from, what kind of research it was, what the basic results were and their interpretation
and what were the conclusions. Stories are categorised by topic so you can select those of greatest interest to you e.g. obesity, lifestyle and exercise. Great for reliable information and a guide to valid interpretation of the scientific research.