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Victorian primary schools are the best in Australia at sun protection

Wednesday 30 January 2013
School children in Victoria have the best sun protection in Australia, with the latest survey revealing the State's schools have a high standard of sun protection in comparison to other states. Read more

Health groups welcome plan to reduce alcohol toll

Friday 25 January 2013
The Alcohol Policy Coalition (APC) has welcomed the release of the new alcohol and drug strategy – Reducing the alcohol and drug toll; Victoria’s plan 2013-2017 by the Victorian Government today. Read more

Time to rethink sugary drinks

Friday 18 January 2013
For the first time three of Australia's leading health organisations have joined forces to release recommendations on the sale and availability of sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity rates. Read more

New figures show melanoma rates for Victorian men starting to fall

Thursday 3 January 2013
Cancer Council Victoria today released new statistics revealing melanoma incidence rates among Victorian men continues to rise increasing by 2.5% per year during the last three decades but over the last two years, a decline across all age groups could indicate the beginning of a downward trend. Read more

More Victorian councils with smokefree policies but State Government must take lead on smokefree outdoor dining

Monday 17 December 2012
New data has revealed almost half of all Victorian councils are considering implementing smokefree policies in outdoor areas. But only 5% are considering a ban on smoking in outdoor drinking and dining areas. Read more

SunSmart & Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework for Victoria

Thursday 13 December 2012
SunSmart and Cancer Council Victoria welcome the new skin cancer prevention framework announced by the Premier of Victoria, Ted Baillieu, today. Read more

National survey of alcohol & tobacco use by secondary school students released

Monday 10 December 2012
A comprehensive national survey of secondary school students released today has shown younger students are turning away from cigarettes and alcohol but older students are still drinking at risky levels and continuing to smoke. Read more

Alliance of health groups support Operation Unite: A Blitz on Drunken Violence

Friday 7 December 2012
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA) is supporting the collaboration by police from Australia and New Zealand to conduct the cross-jurisdictional initiative, Operation Unite - a Blitz on Drunken Violence, this weekend (7 to 9 December 2012). Read more

Men over-represented in new cancer data

Friday 7 December 2012
Last year, 15,695 Victorian men were diagnosed with a new cancer, almost 3,000 more than the number of women diagnosed according to Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2011, a new report released by Cancer Council Victoria today. Read more
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