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January 2018


Record high numbers of sunburns treated at Victorian hospital emergency departments

Thursday 25 January 2018
Victorians are urged to get SunSmart this long weekend as new data shows January is the peak month for sunburn at state hospital emergency departments, with a record 190 sunburn cases in January last year. Read more

Greater urgency needed to reduce smoking, lung cancer rates: experts

Friday 19 January 2018
Quit Victoria says a reversal in the declining funding for powerful mass media campaigns and broader smokefree policies are essential for reducing smoking rates and preventing more Victorians from dying from lung cancer. Read more

Lung cancer revealed as biggest cancer killer in Victorian women

Friday 19 January 2018
New cancer data has revealed lung cancer mortality rates have overtaken those for breast cancer, making it the current leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. Read more