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April 2009

Wednesday 1 April, 2009


Carers who get cancer overwhelmed

Thursday 30 April 2009
People caring for someone with a disability or chronic illness who get cancer can become overwhelmed with their situation. Like 67 year-old Redmond recently diagnosed with advanced throat cancer who is the full time carer of his frail wife with dementia. Read more

Shamburger video evens stakes on junk food advertising blitz to children

Thursday 30 April 2009
Parents, leading health and consumer groups have renewed calls for tougher advertising regulations, after releasing figures warning that Australian children are force fed about 2200 junk food advertisements on television per year. Read more

Cancer Quackery the target of new information

Thursday 23 April 2009
People who falsely promote and provide unethical, fraudulent and potentially dangerous treatment for cancer are the focus of three significant documents launched by the Cancer Council today. Read more

Free cancer forum in Warragul: 4 May

Wednesday 22 April 2009
Living well while facing the uncertainty of advanced cancer will be the focus of a special Cancer Council forum to be held in Warragul on Monday 4 May. Read more

Relay For Life celebrates 10 years in Australia

Thursday 16 April 2009
Relay For Life, the Cancer Council's largest fundraising event, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Australia, and to mark this significant milestone a special event is being held at Federation Square, 8am-2pm on Thursday 16 April. Read more

New data reveals a key way to reduce smoking rates, and save money

Wednesday 15 April 2009
Almost three-quarters of smokers (74%) say they would try to quit the habit if cigarette prices increased by 50% according to new research released today. Read more

Cancer Council makes life-saving bowel cancer tests available to all Victorians over 50

Tuesday 7 April 2009
Bowel cancer kills 80 Australians every week. However, if detected early enough, nearly all cases could be cured. That's the message behind Cancer Council Victoria's initiative to make bowel cancer screening accessible to all Victorians over 50. Read more

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea helps locals in need

Monday 6 April 2009
One Australian is diagnosed with cancer every 5 minutes, but with the Cancer Council Victoria‘s Australia's Biggest Morning Tea coming up this May, it could take as little as 5 minutes to help save a life. Read more

Health groups slam Coca-Cola for misleading consumers

Thursday 2 April 2009
Coca-Cola will be required to set the record straight and correct any potentially misleading impressions given by its 'Myth Busting' campaign. Peak health groups have heralded the announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) as a wake up call for junk food manufacturers who hide behind marketing spin to suggest their products aren't unhealthy. Read more