Making and keeping resolutions such as giving up smoking, exercising more and drinking less alcohol could significantly decrease the risk of serious illness including cancer.
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2010, an annual report produced by the Victorian Cancer Registry, shows that while the number of cancer diagnoses is projected to increase in the next three years, five-year cancer survival has increased from 47% to a record high of 64% in the period from 1985 to 2009.
The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).
New alcohol labels targeting pregnant women address a minority of drinkers.
Wednesday 7 December 2011
A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Cancer Council launches new website iheard.com.au to challenge cancer misconceptions and myths.