December 2009

Tuesday 1 December, 2009


Fast food advertisers found to flout their own rules

Thursday 24 December 2009
A coalition of peak health bodies congratulates the Advertising Standards Board for upholding two complaints about fast food advertising to children. Read more

Recognising a tireless breast cancer advocate

Tuesday 15 December 2009
We're saddened by the recent death of Sue Lockwood, AM, who dedicated 16 years of her life to speaking up for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Read more

Research the key to unlock cancer mysteries

Monday 14 December 2009
Cancer Council Victoria today announced over $3.2m will go towards high-quality research into the causes and prevention of cancer, as well as clinical research that focuses on diagnosis and treatment. Read more

Health experts say low carb beer misleads consumers

Friday 4 December 2009
The Alcohol Policy Coalition is calling on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to address the need for factual alcohol labelling in response to a rise in misleading health claims. Read more

PapScreen Victoria celebrates 400th nurse Pap test provider

Monday 7 December 2009
PapScreen Victoria recently celebrated the appointment of its 400th nurse Pap test provider, a milestone that demonstrates a welcome change in the provision of Pap tests in Victoria. Read more

Coping with cancer at Christmas

Tuesday 1 December 2009
Celebrating Christmas can be difficult for people who've experienced a major change or loss in their life. Senior Cancer Nurse, Edwina Beddoes spoke to people with cancer and their family and friends about ways to cope with the Christmas period. Here are some of their suggestions. Read more