A collaborative research team from Cancer Council Victoria, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne has confirmed that abortion does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, after analysing prospective data gathered from more than 24,000 Victorian women over 18 years.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is warning that proposed changes to food regulations could allow popular sports drinks with nearly as much sugar as soft drink to carry health claims, which could mislead the public into thinking they were healthier choices than water.
For the 26th year in a row generous Victorians have directly supported the management of clinical trials in their region.
Thursday 18 September 2014
Health groups are urging Victorian MPs to put public health first this week, as they consider proposed legislative changes for Crown Casino, Cancer Council Victoria said today.
Thursday 11 September 2014
Seven Parks Walk ambassador Scott Stephens’ life was turned upside down after being diagnosed with cancer three times. After doctors warned him his prognosis was poor, he decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle to help aid his recovery. Today, Scott has beaten the odds, and is happier and healthier than ever.
Thursday 11 September 2014
As UV levels rise across the state, Victorian pre-school and childcare services are leading the way in slapping on their hats and slipping on shirts, according to new SunSmart research released today to coincide with the program’s 18th anniversary in preschools and childcare centres.
Wednesday 10 September 2014
Smokers looking to kick the habit for good can access subsidised nicotine patches on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Quit Victoria reminded smokers today.
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Greens' policy announcement that will put alcohol advertising restrictions on the agenda for the 2014 Victorian election.
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) applauds a recent decision under the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) to uphold a complaint against Woolworths' "Duff" beer.
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) applauds The Greens on the launch of its new plan to combat harmful advertising to children and urges other political parties to follow suit.
New research reveals that counter-advertising could be part of the solution to combating unhealthy food choices in the children's snack food aisle, but children can't be expected to accurately interpret the counter-advertisement on their own.
Cancer Council Victoria and Victorian Cytology Service Inc are reminding young women that even if they’ve had the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, regular cervical screening is still essential to prevent cervical cancer.
Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to put their health first and take steps to reduce their cancer risk during Women's Health Week (1–5 September).