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October 2018


New campaign educates Victorians about obesity and cancer link

Tuesday 23 October 2018

Obesity is now a leading preventable cause of cancer, but less than half of all Australians are aware of the link. A new campaign launched today by Cancer Council Victoria is aiming to change this.

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Cancer Council welcomes commitment to Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme

Monday 22 October 2018

Cancer Council welcomes today’s commitment from the Liberal Nationals to increase the reimbursement rates for the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) if elected.

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Alcohol giants in hot water again for using young influencers to market booze on social media

Friday 19 October 2018

Twenty-three social media posts by alcohol brands have been found to have breached the alcohol industry’s own advertising code by using young social media stars to promote booze to young people.

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VCDPA welcomes commitment to health promotion campaigns

Wednesday 17 October 2018

The Victorian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (VCDPA) welcomes the Liberal Nationals commitment to long term investment in health promotion. 

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Cancer Council provides $1.55 million for epigenetics research

Tuesday 16 October 2018

A Melbourne researcher who is developing new epigenetics-based therapies to treat cancer has received a $1.55 million research fellowship from Cancer Council Victoria today.

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Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol a win for health of women and unborn children

Friday 12 October 2018

The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed a landmark move by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation yesterday to vote in favour of requiring all alcohol bottles and cans to carry government-developed pregnancy warning labels.

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