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December 2011

Thursday 1 December, 2011


6 New Year's resolutions that could save your life

Friday 23 December 2011
Making and keeping resolutions such as giving up smoking, exercising more and drinking less alcohol could significantly decrease the risk of serious illness including cancer.

Cancer survival in Victoria climbs to record high

Sunday 18 December 2011
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2010, an annual report produced by the Victorian Cancer Registry, shows that while the number of cancer diagnoses is projected to increase in the next three years, five-year cancer survival has increased from 47% to a record high of 64% in the period from 1985 to 2009.

Labelling forum must put health on front of pack

Friday 9 December 2011
The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Long wait but no bundle of joy

Friday 9 December 2011
New alcohol labels targeting pregnant women address a minority of drinkers.

It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation

Wednesday 7 December 2011
A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Cancer Council launches 'iheard' website

Monday 5 December 2011
Cancer Council launches new website to challenge cancer misconceptions and myths.