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May 2012

Wednesday 2 May, 2012


Quit Victoria urges smokers to quit on World No Tobacco Day

Thursday 31 May 2012
This year's theme looks at the ways in which the tobacco industry attempt stand in the way of efforts to protect the public from the health, social, economic, and environmental damage their business causes.

Health groups welcome smokefree outdoor areas in north-central Victoria

Thursday 24 May 2012
Heart Foundation (Victoria) and Quit Victoria have welcomed Macedon Ranges Shire Council's announcement that playgrounds and entrances to council owned buildings will be smoke-free from 1 July 2012.

1 in 3 Victorians confused over how much sun is enough for vitamin D

Wednesday 16 May 2012
New research shows almost 1 in 3 Victorians think they need the same amount of sun exposure in winter as in summer to maintain their vitamin D levels, despite ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels being so much lower in winter in Victoria.

Vitamin D deficiency: are you at risk?

Wednesday 16 May 2012
SunSmart is warning that certain parts of the population may be at risk of low or deficient vitamin D levels during Victoria's autumn and winter months.

Mac off - get junk food out of junior sports

Monday 14 May 2012
71% of Australians want to see fast food given the boot from children's sports.

Victoria leads the way in cervical cancer prevention

Monday 14 May 2012
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed Victoria has the highest two-yearly participation rate in cervical screening and the lowest incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in the country.

Australian Government's $50m investment in bowel screening will save thousands of lives

Monday 7 May 2012
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government's decision to expand the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, saying the $49.7 million investment will save the lives of thousands of Victorians.

Mums urged to lower their cancer risk on Mother's Day

Thursday 3 May 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is calling on mums of all ages to spend some time thinking about their health next Sunday (May 13) and make a plan to get up-to-date with screening.