October 2014

Wednesday 1 October, 2014


Summit of experts and leaders call for new national strategy to stop alcohol harm

Thursday 30 October 2014
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) has welcomed the call from this week's national summit of experts and leaders for a new national alcohol strategy to address Australia's harmful drinking culture. Read more

Obesity emerges as major cancer risk factor for Victorians

Sunday 26 October 2014
More Victorians are now at risk of being diagnosed with cancer because they are overweight or obese with Cancer Council Victoria naming this as a major cancer risk factor. Read more

Unite in Pink for women’s cancers

Friday 24 October 2014
Victorians are encouraged to purchase Pink Ribbon Day merchandise today, Friday 24th October, to raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancers. Read more

Thyroid cancer rates soar in Victorian women

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Cases of thyroid cancer are on the rise in Victoria with the cancer type recording one of the fastest growing incidence rates over the past three decades. Read more

Top 5 skin cancer myths debunked as Vic heads into peak UV season

Monday 6 October 2014
As the UV levels begin to rise across the state, skin cancer experts gathered in Melbourne today to debunk the myths about sun protection and cancer at the launch of a new book designed to set the record straight. Read more

1,300 Victorians could be saved with regular bowel screening

Monday 6 October 2014
Seniors Festival a reminder for seniors to take care of their bowels. Read more

Bigger is better: new study looks at how large health warnings help smokers quit

Friday 3 October 2014
Size does matter when it comes to cigarette warning labels according to a study that surveyed smokers in multiple countries including Australia. Read more

Support for families coping with a child with cancer

Thursday 2 October 2014
In partnership with childhood cancer experts, Cancer Council Victoria has launched new online resources to ensure everyone affected by childhood cancer gets the right information and support. Read more