July 2020

New data shows concerning drop in hepatitis diagnoses and monitoring amid COVID-19 pandemic

On World Hepatitis Day, the Doherty Institute and Cancer Council Victoria are urging at-risk* Victorians to prioritise viral hepatitis as a health concern as new data reveals a 41 per cent drop in hepatitis diagnosisi tests in April and May 2020, compared with April and May 2019.

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Pregnancy health warning on alcohol products welcomed by Cancer Council Victoria

Friday 17 July 2020

A commitment to introduce an effective, visible pregnancy health warning on alcohol products in Australia and New Zealand has been applauded as a public health victory by Cancer Council Victoria.

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Survey reveals continuing progress in decreasing smoking in Victoria

Thursday 16 July 2020

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) 2019 National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) has shown that smoking among Victorian adults has continued to fall.

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Breast cancer notification down amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunday 12 July 2020

New data released today reveals a concerning drop in cancer reporting in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions.

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