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September 2011


Aboriginal people urged to screen for bowel cancer

Monday 26 September 2011
Cancer Council Victoria and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding in a move to improve outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians with cancer.

Being SunSmart as easy as ABC

Monday 26 September 2011
SunSmart is delighted to announce that ABC Learning Centres across Victoria are leading the way in UV protection with 100% of centres now fully registered members of the SunSmart program.

A breath of fresh air for people attending this year's the Royal Melbourne Show

Friday 23 September 2011
Show goers can expect a breath of fresh this year with news the Royal Melbourne Show is well on its way to becoming a smokefree event.

Myth busted: red wine no magic remedy for heart disease

Monday 19 September 2011
Coinciding with today's United Nations meeting on non-communicable diseases, the Alcohol Policy Coalition has released a paper challenging the commonly-held belief that red wine is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular disease.

Limited time left for Year 8 girls to complete HPV immunisation free-of-charge

Thursday 15 September 2011
Girls in Year 8 who started the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Year 7 have only until the end of this year to complete the course free-of-charge.

Victoria University students join the war on smoking

Monday 12 September 2011
Victoria University graphic design students have created anti-tobacco designs that could be used in public health campaigns to educate the community on the health effects of smoking.

New fellowships provide up to $3 million in research funding

Friday 9 September 2011
Cancer Council Victoria has opened applications for two new cancer research positions that will each be eligible for up to $1.5 million in funding over five years.

Nine in ten consumers give traffic light labels green light

Monday 5 September 2011
Research released today by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) reveals Australian grocery buyers are overwhelmingly (87%) in favour of clearer nutrition labels on packaged food in the form of traffic light ratings.

Quit brings back iconic ‘Parents' campaign for Father's Day

Friday 2 September 2011
Quit is urging all Victorian dads who smoke to use Father's Day this weekend as an incentive to kick the habit for their loved ones.

Victorian smoking rates hit new low

Friday 2 September 2011
Smoking rates in Victoria have dropped by more than a quarter since 1998, according to new research that shows only 15.3% of Victorians are regular smokers, compared to 21.2% in 1998.