July 2012

Monday 2 July, 2012


Hep B related liver cancer rates to triple without intervention

Wednesday 25 July 2012
Deaths from hepatitis B-related liver cancer will triple (from 2008 figures) within the next five years without significant efforts around prevention, according to Chris Enright from the Cancer Prevention Centre at Cancer Council Victoria. Read more

Good health at work – as simple as A, B .... D!

Monday 23 July 2012
With research showing that up to one-third of Australians are vitamin D deficient, SunSmart is delighted to launch a new, free online education resource to help Victorian indoor workers maintain vitamin D levels, strong bones and overall health all year round. Read more

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria applaud health fund’s decision on tobacco-related investments

Thursday 19 July 2012
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have applauded First State Super for its decision to remove all tobacco-related companies from its investment portfolio. Read more

Victorian smoking rates hit record low, new figures reveal

Wednesday 18 July 2012
Smoking rates in Victoria have dropped below 15% for the first time, according to new research released today. The research, released by Cancer Council Victoria today, shows 14.4% of Victorians were regular smokers in 2011 compared to 21.2% in 1998. Read more