Cancer Research UK Survey Shows Beliefs in fake causes of cancer is rife

Mistaken belief in mythical causes of cancer is rife according to new research jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and published today in the European Journal of Cancer. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress (43%) and food additives (42%) caused cancer. A third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies (35%) and eating GM food (34%) were risk factors, while 19% thought microwave ovens and 15% said drinking from plastic bottles caused cancer…

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Animal Welfare, Children’s Education, Hunger Are Top Three Causes Americans Care About in 2018

According to a new study, animal welfare is the most popular cause for Americans in 2018, followed by children’s education and hunger. Ketchum Purpose‘s Causes Americans Care About study, now in its third year, also shows that the overall cause landscape has become more fragmented, with support spread over a wider variety of causes in 2018 than in 2017 or 2016. The study’s findings include: Animal welfare is the No. 1 cause Americans are interested in supporting, selected by 41 percent of respondents. Animal welfare has been a perennial favorite,…

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PRCA launches plans for cross-industry working group to target sexual harassment following survey

The PRCA, in partnership with PRWeek and Women in PR, has revealed the extent of sexual harassment in the PR and communications industry in a new survey – and plans to launch a cross-industry working group to target the issue. The survey revealed that 85% of respondents have experienced some form of sexual harassment, with 26% having experienced it in the past year. 15% reported that they had experienced an attempted or actual sexual assault. Only 27% of those who had experienced harassment reported it. When questioned about whether their…

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