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Myth busted: red wine no magic remedy for heart disease

Monday 19 September 2011
Coinciding with today's United Nations meeting on non-communicable diseases, the Alcohol Policy Coalition has released a paper challenging the commonly-held belief that red wine is beneficial for preventing cardiovascular disease. Read more

Limited time left for Year 8 girls to complete HPV immunisation free-of-charge

Thursday 15 September 2011
Girls in Year 8 who started the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Year 7 have only until the end of this year to complete the course free-of-charge. Read more

Victoria University students join the war on smoking

Monday 12 September 2011
Victoria University graphic design students have created anti-tobacco designs that could be used in public health campaigns to educate the community on the health effects of smoking. Read more

New fellowships provide up to $3 million in research funding

Friday 9 September 2011
Cancer Council Victoria has opened applications for two new cancer research positions that will each be eligible for up to $1.5 million in funding over five years. Read more

Nine in ten consumers give traffic light labels green light

Monday 5 September 2011
Research released today by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) reveals Australian grocery buyers are overwhelmingly (87%) in favour of clearer nutrition labels on packaged food in the form of traffic light ratings. Read more

Quit brings back iconic ‘Parents' campaign for Father's Day

Friday 2 September 2011
Quit is urging all Victorian dads who smoke to use Father's Day this weekend as an incentive to kick the habit for their loved ones. Read more

Victorian smoking rates hit new low

Friday 2 September 2011
Smoking rates in Victoria have dropped by more than a quarter since 1998, according to new research that shows only 15.3% of Victorians are regular smokers, compared to 21.2% in 1998. Read more

It's time to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide as UV levels start to rise

Thursday 1 September 2011
SunSmart Program Manager Sue Heward said from September through to the end of April average UV levels in Victoria are 3 and above, which is when UV radiation can damage skin and eyes and lead to skin cancer. Read more

Getting it right in the bedroom could be life saving

Monday 29 August 2011
According to research released a couple of weeks ago by the medical insurer, Bupa, young Aussies are fumbling in the dark when it comes to their sexual health. Read more
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