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May 2010

Sunday 2 May, 2010


Victorian teen smoking rates halve in less than a decade

Monday 31 May 2010
Smoking rates among students are at their lowest level in more than 20 years according to the latest secondary school smoking survey, giving Victorians something to celebrate this World No Tobacco Day. Read more

World's largest mobile phone study fails to find cancer link

Monday 17 May 2010
The Interphone Study, which has received a lot of media coverage, did not find any evidence that normal mobile phone use can cause brain cancer. Read more

Big fat hole in health reform

Wednesday 12 May 2010
Australia's hospitals will continue to be a hungry beast consuming resources unless restrictions on junk food advertising and taxes on unhealthy food, to combat the drivers of obesity, are addressed - according to Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser, Obesity Policy Coalition. Read more

Cancer Council commemorates 20 years on the frontline of cancer information and support

Tuesday 11 May 2010
Our support and information service including the cancer helpline is turning 20. It's funded completely by donations, and over the last 20 years has provided an extensive range of support and reliable information to over 750,000 people affected by cancer. Read more

National Volunteer Week

Monday 10 May 2010
National Volunteer Week (10 - 16 May) provides the perfect opportunity to say 'Thank You' to the volunteers who help Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

SunSmart urges Victorians to get some sun this winter

Monday 10 May 2010
Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer but also a good natural source of vitamin D, which is important for general health. Read more

Cancer care funding a boost for regional and rural Victorians

Wednesday 5 May 2010
Professor David Hill AO, Director, Cancer Council Victoria, has welcomed the state budget as a positive step in caring for Victorians with cancer. Read more

Extra Quitline funding will go a long way in light of tax rise

Wednesday 5 May 2010
Quit has warmly welcomed the Victorian government's budget announcement of $4.2 million over five years to enhance Quitline services. Read more

Nurse Pap test providers boost cervical screening rates for Victorian women most at risk

Tuesday 4 May 2010
Underscreened, rural and older women are amongst those benefiting from the cervical screening services offered by a growing band of nurse Pap test providers, according to PapScreen Victoria. Read more