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August 2011


It's time to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide as UV levels start to rise

Thursday 1 September 2011
SunSmart Program Manager Sue Heward said from September through to the end of April average UV levels in Victoria are 3 and above, which is when UV radiation can damage skin and eyes and lead to skin cancer.

Getting it right in the bedroom could be life saving

Monday 29 August 2011
According to research released a couple of weeks ago by the medical insurer, Bupa, young Aussies are fumbling in the dark when it comes to their sexual health.

New research provides hope to those with Forgotten Cancers

Friday 26 August 2011
Around 30,000 Australians will be able to take part in the first epidemiological-based research project in the world focusing on less common cancers, thanks to the launch of The Forgotten Cancers Project at Cancer Council Victoria today.

Plain packaging bill passed in a landmark day for Australian tobacco control

Wednesday 24 August 2011
Australia looks set to the first country in the world to adopt plain packaging on cigarettes after the Plain Packaging Bill was passed in Canberra this evening.

New online training helps GPs deliver best skin cancer advice

Monday 15 August 2011
Skin cancer prevention, early detection and management are the focus of a new online active learning module (ALM) created by Cancer Council Victoria (SunSmart and GP programs), in conjunction with ThinkGP.

A little ray of sunshine

Friday 5 August 2011
From the tall, dark and handsome among us to those that are pale and interesting, we all need a bit of sun to help with our vitamin D levels, which is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health. It's just knowing how much sun is enough that can be the challenge.

John's story - why he stopped drinking

Tuesday 2 August 2011
John, a 23 year old graduate, talks about his decision to end his love affair with booze on Valentines Day.