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Majority of Victorians support smokefree alfresco areas, new research reveals

Thursday 14 June 2012
More than two-thirds of Victorians support a ban on smoking in alfresco dining areas, according to new research released today.

Men urged to be lean, mean screening machines during Men's Health Week

Thursday 14 June 2012
Victorian men are being urged to take up healthier lifestyles and diets to help cut their cancer risk. And the perfect week to consider doing it is this week (Men's Health Week).

Regional and country Victorians urged to screen for bowel cancer

Thursday 7 June 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging residents in regional and country Victoria aged 50 and over to screen for bowel cancer - Australia's second biggest cancer killer.

Walt Disney's junk food ad ban exposes TV's influence on kids

Thursday 7 June 2012
Walt Disney has announced it will institute a junk food advertising ban on programs for children across its networks.

New alcohol research is a timely reminder of our limits

Friday 1 June 2012
A study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) released yesterday is a timely reminder for Victorians of the health risks of alcohol overconsumption and the significant health gains that could be achieved by following the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines for low risk drinking.

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Friday 1 June 2012
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Quit Victoria urges smokers to quit on World No Tobacco Day

Thursday 31 May 2012
This year's theme looks at the ways in which the tobacco industry attempt stand in the way of efforts to protect the public from the health, social, economic, and environmental damage their business causes.

Health groups welcome smokefree outdoor areas in north-central Victoria

Thursday 24 May 2012
Heart Foundation (Victoria) and Quit Victoria have welcomed Macedon Ranges Shire Council's announcement that playgrounds and entrances to council owned buildings will be smoke-free from 1 July 2012.

1 in 3 Victorians confused over how much sun is enough for vitamin D

Wednesday 16 May 2012
New research shows almost 1 in 3 Victorians think they need the same amount of sun exposure in winter as in summer to maintain their vitamin D levels, despite ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels being so much lower in winter in Victoria.

Vitamin D deficiency: are you at risk?

Wednesday 16 May 2012
SunSmart is warning that certain parts of the population may be at risk of low or deficient vitamin D levels during Victoria's autumn and winter months.

Mac off - get junk food out of junior sports

Monday 14 May 2012
71% of Australians want to see fast food given the boot from children's sports.

Victoria leads the way in cervical cancer prevention

Monday 14 May 2012
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has revealed Victoria has the highest two-yearly participation rate in cervical screening and the lowest incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in the country.

Australian Government's $50m investment in bowel screening will save thousands of lives

Monday 7 May 2012
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government's decision to expand the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program, saying the $49.7 million investment will save the lives of thousands of Victorians.

Mums urged to lower their cancer risk on Mother's Day

Thursday 3 May 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is calling on mums of all ages to spend some time thinking about their health next Sunday (May 13) and make a plan to get up-to-date with screening.

Leading health groups call for Federal Budget to equalise alcohol taxation

Tuesday 24 April 2012
The Alcohol Policy Coalition is calling for a volumetric tax, abolition of Wine Equalisation Tax and the introduction of floor prices.
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