A recent decision by the Advertising Standards Board that Junior Masterchef is not primarily directed to children and not covered by food industry advertising codes highlights how ineffective self-regulation is in protecting children from junk food marketing.
This week is National Skin Cancer Action Week. Growing up in Ireland, where the rain rarely stops and the temperature rarely gets above 20, I rarely worried about sun protection. Little did I know that dangerous ultraviolet radiation was damaging my skin, resulting in a diagnosis of early stage melanoma at the age of 24.
Thursday 25 November 2010
The first ever SunSmart iPhone(tm) application was launched today making it easier than ever for Australians to be SunSmart this summer.
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the Labor party's announcement pledging $18.8 million towards reducing the impact of skin and bowel cancer on Victorian communities and significant investments in support for cancer patients and survivors.
The recommendations of the National Preventative Health Taskforce could provide the backbone for a plan, which could be complemented by the work of the National Preventive Health Agency when it is established in the new year.
Quit Victoria is pleased to announce the launch of its redeveloped website, which has an even stronger focus on supporting smokers to quit.
Thursday 18 November 2010
BreastScreen is directly contacting 5,339 women as it believes the mammograms of a small number of them may not have been reviewed by two separate radiologists.
The Italian community are invited to special cancer information sessions being presented by Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Northern Health.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Quit and the Heart Foundation (Victoria) have applauded a decision by Port Phillip City Council on Monday night (November 8th) to ban smoking on its beaches from December 1, 2010.
New research shows that support for outdoor smoke-free areas in places where children are present is not only high among the general public but also among smokers, as Frankston City Council launches Victoria's first outdoor smoke-free mall today.
With the Melbourne Cup Carnival kicking off today, Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging race-goers to be SunSmart and remember to Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide!