Claims such as ‘Good source of calcium and protein' and sports star endorsements on food packaging do influence children's choices. This is the finding of a new study published in Pediatric Obesity.
Anti-smoking campaigns are one of the most helpful aids in assisting former smokers to stay quit, new Cancer Council Victoria data has revealed.
The Victorian Government has been awarded the Dirty Ashtray award for the worst-performing government in tobacco control in 2012.
Cancer Council Victoria would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing Essendon Football Club chief executive Ian Robson for his support and enthusiasm for our cause.
A study of almost 11 million Australians, published in the British Medical Journal today, suggests people are at slightly greater risk of cancer after having a CT scan in childhood or adolescence.
Actress Angelina Jolie's recent public comments about her decision to undergo a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy have attracted worldwide media interest. Although breast cancer is common in Australia, only 5% to 10% of cases are linked to known genetic factors.
The findings of a new study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health provides evidence that solarium use may be making a comeback with renewed interest in recent years.
SunSmart, Osteoporosis Australia and Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria are joining together to raise awareness around the importance of vitamin D for healthy bones and in the prevention of osteoporosis.
Almost 200 of Victoria's most respected cancer specialists and clinicians have joined the call for the Victorian State Government to introduce a ban on smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas.
About 61,000 Australian lives have been saved by improvements in cancer prevention, screening and treatment over the past 20 years, according to new Cancer Council research released today.