January 2013

Tuesday 1 January, 2013


Largest international cancer awareness and beliefs study released

Thursday 31 January 2013
Victorians are less likely to be aware that age increases their risk of cancer than some of our global counterparts but we don't seem to suffer the 'stiff upper lip' that stops the British going to the doctor when they have symptoms, according to a global study released today. Read more

Victorian primary schools are the best in Australia at sun protection

Wednesday 30 January 2013
School children in Victoria have the best sun protection in Australia, with the latest survey revealing the State's schools have a high standard of sun protection in comparison to other states. Read more

Health groups welcome plan to reduce alcohol toll

Friday 25 January 2013
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the release of the new alcohol and drug strategy – Reducing the alcohol and drug toll; Victoria’s plan 2013-2017 by the Victorian Government today. Read more

Time to rethink sugary drinks

Friday 18 January 2013
For the first time three of Australia's leading health organisations have joined forces to release recommendations on the sale and availability of sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity rates. Read more

New figures show melanoma rates for Victorian men starting to fall

Thursday 3 January 2013
Cancer Council Victoria today released new statistics revealing melanoma incidence rates among Victorian men continues to rise increasing by 2.5% per year during the last three decades but over the last two years, a decline across all age groups could indicate the beginning of a downward trend. Read more