The Victorian Health Monitor Report released today reveals that over 50% of Victorians have vitamin D deficiency in winter.
A report released today, the Victorian Health Monitor, has found that obesity prevalence in Victoria has been grossly underestimated.
SunSmart is delighted to announce that 100% of Geelong Kindergarten Association (GKA) preschools are now members of the SunSmart Program, leading the way in ultraviolet (UV) protection.
Recently published research for the first time examines changes in ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Australia over a period of fifty years (1959-2009). The research found that there has been an overall annual increase in UV levels of 2% to 6% since the 1990s, for locations throughout Australia.
World Lymphoma Awareness Day (15 September) is a reminder that for the 1,312 Victorians diagnosed with lymphoma each year, further research is needed.
Today on the five year anniversary of anti-solarium campaigner Clare Oliver’s death, 161 cancer specialists and health professionals of the Victorian Co-operative Oncology Group have joined together to call on the Victorian government to follow the lead of New South Wales (NSW) and ban solariums.
Today, SunSmart and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre join together to honour the memory of Clare Oliver, who passed away from melanoma five years ago, aged 26. Over 160 medical professionals signed a letter of support for a solarium ban in Victoria.
The Obesity Policy Coalition has backed an election commitment announced today by the ACT Greens to restrict junk food advertising directed at children. The proposed plan would mean junk food advertising was no longer able to be shown on TV when large numbers of children are watching.
A Bill set to pass State Parliament within days threatens one of the few tools local councils have to manage the impact and costs of alcohol on their communities, according to a coalition of health agencies.