October 2010

Friday 1 October, 2010


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Prevention agency would save Australian taxpayers in alcohol clean-up

Tuesday 26 October 2010
By passing the nation's first National Preventive Agency bill, the Federal Government could speed up action on alcohol and save Australian taxpayers from footing the $15billion clean-up bill says the Alcohol Policy Coalition. Read more

Join the fight and become a SunSmart ambassador

Monday 25 October 2010
We are asking Victorians who have been diagnosed with melanoma and other skin cancers to join the likes of Australian Cricketer, Michael Clarke, and spread the SunSmart message. Read more

Big tobacco wastes government time looking for non-existent smoking gun

Thursday 21 October 2010
Big tobacco continues to run scared of plain packaging, bombarding the Department of Health and Aging with freedom of information (FOI) requests in a desperate attempt to find ways to stop the most significant health reform in decades. Read more

Prayer can't hurt but medical miracles are based on science, not faith

Wednesday 20 October 2010
Let's be clear about cancer and miracles. Until the middle of the 20th century, a cancer diagnosis was in most cases a death sentence. Today, more than 60% of Australians who are told they have a potentially terminal cancer are alive five years later. Thousands of patients each year are treated successfully. Read more

COSA Consumer Forum

Monday 18 October 2010
Victorians will have unprecedented access to cancer experts from across the globe when the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) hosts a free forum for people affected by cancer in November in Melbourne. Read more

Junk food tax needs to be on the table at Tax Summit

Monday 18 October 2010
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has called on the Federal Government to include serious discussion of food pricing initiatives, including a junk food tax and healthy food subsidies, at the upcoming Tax Summit. Read more

Have your vote in the parents jury Fame & Shame Awards

Thursday 14 October 2010
Now in its sixth year, the Fame & Shame Awards give every parent a public voice in the collective fight against junk food promotions that target children in a potentially misleading or irresponsible manner, and which can undermine parents' influence. Read more

Shepparton to benefit from free cancer support forums

Thursday 7 October 2010
Two special Cancer Council Victoria forums will be held in Shepparton on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October. These are free for the community thanks to a generous financial contribution from RACV, and support from several local health and community services. Read more

Cancer Council urges caution over commercial breast checks

Monday 4 October 2010
As the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to beware of companies offering breast imaging services as a means of detecting breast cancer. Read more
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