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June 2011

Tuesday 7 June, 2011


Increasing your child's future risk of heart attack? There's never been a better reason to quit

Wednesday 22 June 2011
It's never been more important for pregnant women who smoke to kick the habit - after a new Australian study has shown women who smoke in pregnancy are putting their child at risk of heart attack or stroke later in life. Read more

Bad habits linked to bowel cancer in blokes

Thursday 16 June 2011
Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging Victorian blokes to cut back on booze, get active and watch their waistline this Men's Health Week in order to prevent bowel cancer - a cancer that kills 761 Victorian men each year. Read more

Snow fans exposed to double dose of the sun's UV rays

Friday 10 June 2011
With the official ski season opening this weekend, SunSmart is encouraging Victorian skiers and snowboarders to steer clear of a ‘crash and burn' experience on the slopes this winter. Read more

Floor price to hit hazardous drinkers not moderate drinkers

Wednesday 8 June 2011
The Alcohol Policy Coalition congratulates Health Minister Nicola Roxon on her move to develop a national minimum price on alcohol, a move the APC says will reduce consumption amongst hazardous drinkers without penalising moderate drinkers. Read more

Less than half take home bowel cancer test despite high awareness

Wednesday 8 June 2011
New Cancer Council research released today shows although more than 80% of people aged 50+ are aware of a simple, at-home screening test for bowel cancer, less than half of those aware of FOBT have actually done the test. Read more

Increased risk of vitamin D deficiency this winter

Tuesday 7 June 2011
As Victorians prepare for the colder months, SunSmart is reminding health professionals that certain population groups face an increased risk of low or deficient vitamin D levels. Read more

Mobile phones - should they be ringing bells?

Tuesday 7 June 2011
Last week the World Health Organisation/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced after a week-long meeting of 31 scientists from 14 countries it had classified mobile phones as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans'. Read more