February 2011

Wednesday 2 February, 2011


Cut the fat - ban junk food endorsements by sports stars

Monday 21 February 2011
It's refreshing to see Shane Warne under the media spotlight for reasons other than his love life. Last week he was receiving attention for his somewhat unscrupulous McDonalds endorsement. Read more

Parents duped by sports star endorsement & positive nutrition claims on junk food

Friday 11 February 2011
New study strengthens case for traffic light labelling to help parents cut through the marketing spin and nutrient claims made by sports stars on junk food. Read more

Smokers at higher risk of under-performing this Valentine's day

Friday 11 February 2011
Male smokers looking forward to showing their loved ones a good time in the bedroom on Valentine's day are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction than their non-smoking counterparts. Read more

High school students graduating to be tomorrow's cancer and cardiovascular patients

Wednesday 9 February 2011
Results of a national diet and physical activity survey of high school students, released today will ring alarm bells among educators, health professionals and parents. Read more

Cancer Council Victoria researchers recognised

Wednesday 9 February 2011
Professor Melanie Wakefield, Director, Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, has had work recognised amongst the ten best research projects in the country. Read more

World Cancer Day research reveals up to 70% of some cancers could be prevented

Friday 4 February 2011
And no, the answer's not a magic pill, an ancient berry or a protective wristband. New research released today has strengthened the link between lifestyle factors and cancer. Read more

World Cancer Day - 4 February 2011 - get involved in preventing cancer

Friday 4 February 2011
Cancer kills more people globally than AIDS, malaria and TB combined - but there are steps you can take to reduce the impact of the disease. This World Cancer Day, find out how you can help. Read more

SunSmart encourages secondary schools to step up sun safety

Wednesday 2 February 2011
SunSmart is urging Victorian secondary schools to step up ultraviolet (UV) protection for students by providing adequate shade on school grounds and continuing to encourage students to practice SunSmart behaviours. Read more