September 2014

Monday 1 September, 2014


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Large Victorian study confirms abortion is not a breast cancer risk factor

Monday 29 September 2014
A collaborative research team from Cancer Council Victoria, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The University of Melbourne has confirmed that abortion does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, after analysing prospective data gathered from more than 24,000 Victorian women over 18 years. Read more

Fat chance of a fair game: New sports drinks proposal will mislead consumers on nutritional information, experts warn

Tuesday 23 September 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is warning that proposed changes to food regulations could allow popular sports drinks with nearly as much sugar as soft drink to carry health claims, which could mislead the public into thinking they were healthier choices than water. Read more

Clinical trials celebrate a quarter of a century of support

Monday 22 September 2014
For the 26th year in a row generous Victorians have directly supported the management of clinical trials in their region. Read more

Call for health of Crown employees and patrons to be protected – MPs to debate legislation today

Thursday 18 September 2014
Health groups are urging Victorian MPs to put public health first this week, as they consider proposed legislative changes for Crown Casino, Cancer Council Victoria said today. Read more

Scott survives cancer three times and takes on the 27km Seven Parks Walk

Thursday 11 September 2014
Seven Parks Walk ambassador Scott Stephens’ life was turned upside down after being diagnosed with cancer three times. After doctors warned him his prognosis was poor, he decided to adopt a healthier lifestyle to help aid his recovery. Today, Scott has beaten the odds, and is happier and healthier than ever. Read more

18 years of SunSmart sees dramatic increase in hats and sun-protective clothing in childcare and kinders

Thursday 11 September 2014
As UV levels rise across the state, Victorian pre-school and childcare services are leading the way in slapping on their hats and slipping on shirts, according to new SunSmart research released today to coincide with the program’s 18th anniversary in preschools and childcare centres. Read more

Need a helping hand to quit? Nicotine patches available on the PBS

Wednesday 10 September 2014
Smokers looking to kick the habit for good can access subsidised nicotine patches on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), Quit Victoria reminded smokers today. Read more

Alcohol Policy Coalition supports protecting kids from alcohol ads

Friday 5 September 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the Greens' policy announcement that will put alcohol advertising restrictions on the agenda for the 2014 Victorian election. Read more

No Duff-ence: beer found to breach code by appealing to kids

Friday 5 September 2014
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) applauds a recent decision under the Alcohol Beverages Advertising Code (ABAC) to uphold a complaint against Woolworths' "Duff" beer. Read more
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