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January 2011

Wednesday 5 January, 2011


Cancer Council Arts Awards call for Indigenous entries

Friday 28 January 2011
Entries are now open for the Indigenous category of the 2011 Cancer Council Arts Awards, which gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people touched by cancer an opportunity to share their experience creatively through art, writing and film.

Traffic light labels a win for consumers' health

Friday 28 January 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the food labelling review's recommendations for traffic light labelling on front of food packages and fast food menus as a victory for consumers and the health of Australians.

Two new Cut your cancer risk blog posts - latest obesity predictions and staying safe at Big Day Out

Friday 28 January 2011
The Cut Your Cancer Risk team blogs about the latest scary obesity predictions for Australia and SunSmart and St John's Ambulance offer tips on staying safe at the Big Day Out.

New Cut Your Cancer Risk blog post - The problem with food labelling

Thursday 20 January 2011
While we wait for the results of the Federal Government's food labelling review, the Cut Your Cancer Risk team delves into the issues around food labelling by heading to a very unlikely source - Hollywood.

Junk food advertising to kids is rife

Wednesday 19 January 2011
A report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today highlights how ineffective self-regulation has been in decreasing children's exposure to junk food advertising.

Greek community to benefit from new cancer support group in Brunswick

Tuesday 18 January 2011
Victoria's Greek community will benefit from a new Greek-language cancer support group being held in Brunswick by Cancer Council Victoria.

New research: Victorians in denial over impact of alcohol & weight on cancer risk

Tuesday 18 January 2011
Research released today by Cancer Council Victoria shows Victorians are either in the dark or don’t want to acknowledge the lifestyle changes they can make to decrease their risk of cancer.

Coping with cancer after a natural disaster

Monday 17 January 2011
When a natural disaster such as flooding occurs, people affected by cancer can face additional hardships, practical difficulties and complex emotional reactions.

Don't go down in straight sets to sunburn this Australian Open

Monday 17 January 2011
As the massive grand slam event gets into swing in Melbourne this week, tennis spectators are being urged to be SunSmart while enjoying the on court action.

Airport scanners - a flash in the pants?

Friday 14 January 2011
Recent publicity around airport scanners has highlighted privacy and health concerns. The Cut Your Cancer Risk team investigates the cancer risk of these new airport scanners before they hit Australia later this year.

Bite-sized back to school tips

Wednesday 12 January 2011
SunSmart and Kids - ‘Go for your life‘ have joined forces to come up with some useful back to school tips to ensure a healthy, happy new school year.

Passive smoke causes high blood pressure in preschoolers

Wednesday 12 January 2011
A new study has found children exposed to second-hand smoke have elevated blood pressure, putting them at risk of ongoing cardiovascular problems and heart disease later in life.

Technically the new you for the New Year

Tuesday 11 January 2011
The ‘New Year, new you' line starts to poke you in the ribs as soon as the last slice of Christmas turkey is carved and scoffed. Here's some novel ideas about how to use technology to keep you motivated and sticking to your new year's resolutions.

Australia among the best for cancer survival rates

Thursday 6 January 2011
Australia is amongst the best nations for cancer surivival in four major cancers, a landmark international study has shown.

Peak UV season is here

Wednesday 5 January 2011
Know when it is safe to play in the sun this summer by checking the UV levels each day before heading out and noting the times of the day when sun protection is required.