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The most effective defence against cervical cancer is HPV vaccination. Getty Images

What is cervical cancer and how can it be prevented? Answers to key questions

The human papillomavirus is the primary cause of cervical cancer – but not all infected individuals develop the disease.
Drugs used to treat alcohol use disorder have been on the market for decades but are rarely prescribed. Krit of Studio OMG/Moment via Getty Images

Alcohol use disorder can be treated with an array of medications – but few people have heard of them

Alcohol is responsible for more deaths than overdoses from opioids and all other substances combined, yet less than 10% of people with alcohol use disorder receive treatment.
Cytostatic drugs help treat a range of cancers but may also pose a threat to ecosystems. (Shutterstock)

Cancer drug pollution is a growing global concern

Modern pharmaceuticals have saved millions of lives, however, there is growing concern that these same drugs may pose a real ecological concern for human and non-human life alike.

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