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May 2011

Tuesday 3 May, 2011

 

Health groups welcome coalition support on plain packaging

Tuesday 31 May 2011
Cancer Council Victoria and Quit have congratulated the coalition for pledging its support to plain packaging today.

Casks and cancer - Is expensive wine better for you?

Monday 30 May 2011
Recent Cancer Council figures about the link between alcohol and cancer has led to us being asked some interesting questions, like is it only cheap wine that causes cancer?

New campaign exposes Big Tobacco scaremongering

Sunday 29 May 2011
Health groups have put a big question mark over claims by Big Tobacco around the plain packaging of cigarettes in a new national campaign, reminding the public that this information comes from an industry with a history of misleading and deceptive behaviour.

New data reveals Australians in favour of plain packaging of cigarettes

Sunday 29 May 2011
New research shows plain packaging of cigarettes has the support of the majority of the Australian people, despite the tobacco industry's continued attempts to undermine it.

Overweight & obesity at tipping point

Friday 27 May 2011
ABS stats show an equal number of Aussie adults overweight as at healthy weight.

SunSmart urges Victorians to roll up their sleeves for winter vitamin D

Thursday 19 May 2011
As we prepare for the onset of the colder autumn and winter months, SunSmart is encouraging Victorians to get some sun exposure to help with vitamin D levels.

Williamstown beaches and playgrounds to go smokefree

Thursday 19 May 2011
Quit and the Heart Foundation (Victoria) have welcomed news that Hobsons Bay Council will ban smoking on its beaches and playgrounds.

Victorian Liberals commit to life saving tobacco reform

Wednesday 18 May 2011
Leading health groups have congratulated the Victorian Liberal Government for supporting the plain packaging of cigarettes.

Big tobacco out to protect big profits

Tuesday 17 May 2011
Quit today expressed disgust at the tobacco industry's continued deceitful attempts to try and undermine plain packaging. Executive Director Fiona Sharkie said the scare tactics had been concocted by an industry running scared over a potential loss of profits.

Solariums emitting UV six times stronger than midday sun

Monday 16 May 2011
New research shows solarium users are being exposed to UV levels up to six times the strength of the midday sun and solarium operators are unaware of the excessive levels of UV radiation their customers are being exposed to.

Cut your cancer risk latest blog post: get off your bum and start chewing gum!

Friday 13 May 2011
Sitting (or sedentary behaviour) is directly linked to health problems such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. A recent research study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that desk jobs raise cancer risk.

Princess Mary gives SunSmart Program a Slip, Slop, Slap on the back

Wednesday 11 May 2011
The team behind Victoria's renowned SunSmart Program was delighted to meet Crown Princess Mary of Denmark at the first International Conference on Ultraviolet and Skin Cancer Prevention last week to share some top Aussie tips on best practice when it comes to sun protection.

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads

Tuesday 10 May 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded Tasmanian Minister for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, for taking the lead in protecting children from junk food advertising by calling for an investigation today.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity

Monday 9 May 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition will today launch the first Australian plan for legislation that offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising - one of the key drivers of childhood obesity.

One in five breast cancers linked to alcohol

Sunday 1 May 2011
New Cancer Council analysis published in the Medical Journal of Australia shows the level of cancer incidence caused by alcohol in Australia is higher than previously thought, with more than 5,000 new cases each year linked to long-term drinking.