May 2009

Friday 1 May, 2009


Vitamin D needs rise as UV levels drop in Victoria

Wednesday 27 May 2009
Victorians should now be checking how much sun they need to ensure they get enough vitamin D over winter, according to SunSmart. Read more

Women aged 18 to 26: Get your free cervical cancer vaccine now

Friday 22 May 2009
Women aged 18 to 26 are being urged to access the free cervical cancer vaccine now, as it will cost $450 in 6 weeks time: half of the economic stimulus payment. Read more

Quit says an increase in tobacco prices would be a major public health victory

Friday 15 May 2009
An increase in tobacco prices would provide smokers with key motivation to quit the deadly habit, and result in enormous public health gains, according to anti-smoking group Quit. Read more

Cancer Council bowel screening tests not affected

Tuesday 12 May 2009
We wish to assure those who've purchased a bowel cancer screening kit through Cancer Council Victoria that these tests are not affected by the government recall of some kits from the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Read more

Health experts call for alcohol tax reforms in budget

Thursday 7 May 2009
A Coalition of health agencies has today urged the Federal Government to implement more aggressive taxing of high-alcohol products in response to recent ABS statistics that highlight a disturbing trend away from lower strength beer towards mid and full strength. Read more

Victorian on-line 'self-service' cancer statistics system launched

Thursday 7 May 2009
The Victorian Cancer Registry today launched its new “self-service” data system to make available, for the first time, on-line access to extensive Victorian cancer data. Read more

500,000 Victorians have a cuppa for cancer

Friday 1 May 2009
When 10-year-old Lily Chanter's father lost his life to melanoma 3 months ago, she knew she wanted to do something to make a difference. This month, she's turning her passion into action, and joining more than 8,000 other Victorians as an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea host. Read more

Cause for a Cuppa

Friday 1 May 2009
Cancer Council Victoria is urging all Victorians to take time for a tea this May and help save lives by taking part in Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Read more