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Lifestyle blamed for 3000 Victorian deaths each year

Tuesday 26 July 2011
Cancer Council Victoria is urging Victorians to give themselves a mid-year health check in light of worrying research that shows that only 10% of Victorians named screening when asked what they could do to reduce their cancer risk.

Researchers' giant study – is it a big problem for tall women?

Friday 22 July 2011
According to a study released this week, tall women face an increased risk of a wide range of cancers compared to their shorter counterparts.

But dark chocolate is good for you – isn't it?

Wednesday 20 July 2011
Are there certain health myths or facts you cling to in order to justify your lifestyle? Get the facts in the latest Cut Your Cancer Risk blog.

Cancer Council encourages teens to celebrate their 'original skin'

Thursday 14 July 2011
Cancer Council Australia has launched its annual SunSmart competition for teens, calling on all Aussie kids aged 12 to 17 years to get creative showing off their original skin.

Cancer indicators – is there a link between prostate cancer and the length of your fingers?

Wednesday 13 July 2011
Earlier this year two reports described an increase in prostate cancer incidence in men whose ring fingers were longer than their index fingers. However, the good news is that analysis of 6,258 men that are part of the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS) found no association between finger length and prostate cancer risk.

Increasing your child's future risk of heart attack? There's never been a better reason to quit

Wednesday 22 June 2011
It's never been more important for pregnant women who smoke to kick the habit - after a new Australian study has shown women who smoke in pregnancy are putting their child at risk of heart attack or stroke later in life.

Bad habits linked to bowel cancer in blokes

Thursday 16 June 2011
Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging Victorian blokes to cut back on booze, get active and watch their waistline this Men's Health Week in order to prevent bowel cancer - a cancer that kills 761 Victorian men each year.

Snow fans exposed to double dose of the sun's UV rays

Friday 10 June 2011
With the official ski season opening this weekend, SunSmart is encouraging Victorian skiers and snowboarders to steer clear of a ‘crash and burn' experience on the slopes this winter.

Floor price to hit hazardous drinkers not moderate drinkers

Wednesday 8 June 2011
The Alcohol Policy Coalition congratulates Health Minister Nicola Roxon on her move to develop a national minimum price on alcohol, a move the APC says will reduce consumption amongst hazardous drinkers without penalising moderate drinkers.

Less than half take home bowel cancer test despite high awareness

Wednesday 8 June 2011
New Cancer Council research released today shows although more than 80% of people aged 50+ are aware of a simple, at-home screening test for bowel cancer, less than half of those aware of FOBT have actually done the test.

Increased risk of vitamin D deficiency this winter

Tuesday 7 June 2011
As Victorians prepare for the colder months, SunSmart is reminding health professionals that certain population groups face an increased risk of low or deficient vitamin D levels.

Mobile phones - should they be ringing bells?

Tuesday 7 June 2011
Last week the World Health Organisation/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced after a week-long meeting of 31 scientists from 14 countries it had classified mobile phones as ‘possibly carcinogenic to humans'.

Health groups welcome coalition support on plain packaging

Tuesday 31 May 2011
Cancer Council Victoria and Quit have congratulated the coalition for pledging its support to plain packaging today.

Casks and cancer - Is expensive wine better for you?

Monday 30 May 2011
Recent Cancer Council figures about the link between alcohol and cancer has led to us being asked some interesting questions, like is it only cheap wine that causes cancer?

New campaign exposes Big Tobacco scaremongering

Sunday 29 May 2011
Health groups have put a big question mark over claims by Big Tobacco around the plain packaging of cigarettes in a new national campaign, reminding the public that this information comes from an industry with a history of misleading and deceptive behaviour.
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