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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.

Relief to health system in the pipeline with licensing freeze

Thursday 29 March 2012
The Alcohol Policy Coalition today welcomed the Victorian Planning Minister's extension of a cap on late night liquor licenses to areas beyond the CBD. Nearly 750 Melbourne venues serve alcohol past 1am, with 140 able to trade for 24hours, meaning there is no need to add more late night licenses.

Cancer Council wants local communities to 'get behind it'

Monday 26 March 2012
Cancer Council Victoria is asking local communities to send a letter to their local Federal MP as part of the Get Behind Bowel Screening campaign to help save lives from Australia‟s second biggest cancer killer.

Jim Stynes

Tuesday 20 March 2012
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Stynes from cancer. Mr Stynes was a truly extraordinary individual who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others, from the people involved with the Melbourne Football Club, to the young people he inspired at Reach, and of course the lives of his family and friends.

New research: Over 10,000 future cancer cases could be prevented by exercise and diet alone

Monday 19 March 2012
In Victoria more than 10,000 cancers each year could be prevented through improved diet and increased exercise alone, according to research on future projections released today in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Celebrating 15 years of progress in breast cancer research in Victoria

Thursday 15 March 2012
A public forum, presented by the VBCRC in conjunction with Breast Cancer Network Australia, will discuss key research achievements over the past 15 years and future prospects for women with breast cancer.

St Patrick's Day: assaults among young people to rise this Saturday

Thursday 15 March 2012
Research from VicHealth and Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre shows young people and males are at greater risk of alcohol-related assaults on Saturdays and on St Patrick's Day. This has prompted the Alcohol Policy Coalition to today call for tighter restrictions on alcohol promotion in the lead up to St Patrick's Day this Saturday.
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