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Melanoma research gets Biobank boost

Friday 10 August 2012

Today melanoma researchers have a new resource to help them gain a greater understanding of melanomas and develop more effective treatments with the launch of a new tissue collection facility at The Alfred Hospital.

Australians will support government initiatives to tackle obesity

Friday 3 August 2012
There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating. This is the finding from a study published in the August issue of Health Promotion Journal of Australia.

Hep B related liver cancer rates to triple without intervention

Wednesday 25 July 2012
Deaths from hepatitis B-related liver cancer will triple (from 2008 figures) within the next five years without significant efforts around prevention, according to Chris Enright from the Cancer Prevention Centre at Cancer Council Victoria.

Good health at work – as simple as A, B .... D!

Monday 23 July 2012
With research showing that up to one-third of Australians are vitamin D deficient, SunSmart is delighted to launch a new, free online education resource to help Victorian indoor workers maintain vitamin D levels, strong bones and overall health all year round.

Quit and Cancer Council Victoria applaud health fund’s decision on tobacco-related investments

Thursday 19 July 2012
Quit Victoria and Cancer Council Victoria have applauded First State Super for its decision to remove all tobacco-related companies from its investment portfolio.

Victorian smoking rates hit record low, new figures reveal

Wednesday 18 July 2012
Smoking rates in Victoria have dropped below 15% for the first time, according to new research released today. The research, released by Cancer Council Victoria today, shows 14.4% of Victorians were regular smokers in 2011 compared to 21.2% in 1998.

Myeloma incidence projected to increase by 75% by 2025

Monday 25 June 2012
New data released by Cancer Council Victoria today indicates a projected 75% increase of multiple myeloma diagnoses in Victoria between 2006 and 2025.

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.

Slip, Slop, Slap and Ski!

Friday 1 June 2012
Win a weekend at the snow for you and a mate PLUS a private ski lesson with our world ranked mystery athlete!

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.
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