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Big tobacco wastes government time looking for non-existent smoking gun

Thursday 21 October 2010
Big tobacco continues to run scared of plain packaging, bombarding the Department of Health and Aging with freedom of information (FOI) requests in a desperate attempt to find ways to stop the most significant health reform in decades.

Prayer can't hurt but medical miracles are based on science, not faith

Wednesday 20 October 2010
Let's be clear about cancer and miracles. Until the middle of the 20th century, a cancer diagnosis was in most cases a death sentence. Today, more than 60% of Australians who are told they have a potentially terminal cancer are alive five years later. Thousands of patients each year are treated successfully.

COSA Consumer Forum

Monday 18 October 2010
Victorians will have unprecedented access to cancer experts from across the globe when the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) hosts a free forum for people affected by cancer in November in Melbourne.

Junk food tax needs to be on the table at Tax Summit

Monday 18 October 2010
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has called on the Federal Government to include serious discussion of food pricing initiatives, including a junk food tax and healthy food subsidies, at the upcoming Tax Summit.

Have your vote in the parents jury Fame & Shame Awards

Thursday 14 October 2010
Now in its sixth year, the Fame & Shame Awards give every parent a public voice in the collective fight against junk food promotions that target children in a potentially misleading or irresponsible manner, and which can undermine parents' influence.

Shepparton to benefit from free cancer support forums

Thursday 7 October 2010
Two special Cancer Council Victoria forums will be held in Shepparton on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 October. These are free for the community thanks to a generous financial contribution from RACV, and support from several local health and community services.

Cancer Council urges caution over commercial breast checks

Monday 4 October 2010
As the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Victoria is urging women to beware of companies offering breast imaging services as a means of detecting breast cancer.

Sunscreens unplugged – all you need to know this summer

Friday 1 October 2010
Recently there has been significant discussion about sunscreens in the media. Here SunSmart sets the record straight by telling everyone the facts so that you can stay safe in the sun this summer.

Bet against sunburn at this year's Spring Racing Carnival

Wednesday 29 September 2010
With spectacular spring racing just around the corner, Cancer Council Victoria is encouraging race-goers to be SunSmart and remember to Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide!

Italian community to benefit from free cancer forum

Wednesday 29 September 2010
The Italian community of Melbourne is invited to a special cancer information session being presented by Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Relatives of young breast cancer patients concerned about risk urged to call Helpline

Wednesday 29 September 2010
People with questions about their risk and family history are encouraged to call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20, following the release of new research to be published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

Smokers spend one-year of working life lighting up

Wednesday 29 September 2010
Employers are being reminded they have a real opportunity to increase workplace productivity by helping their employees quit, after a new survey revealed the average smoker spends more than a year of their working life on cigarette breaks.

New research: Tanning attitudes changing, but not fast enough for melanoma rates

Sunday 12 September 2010
On the 30-year anniversary of the Slip! Slop! Slap! campaign, SunSmart today released new research on tanning and issued a strong warning to young people not to put vanity before their health.

Junk food tax must fund price cuts for healthy foods

Wednesday 8 September 2010
The Obesity Policy Coalition has responded to the Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention report (ACE-Prevention) by supporting the recommendation of a 10% junk food tax but only if it was implemented in concert with subsidies to reduce the cost of healthy foods.

Rally your girlfriends for Girls Night In

Thursday 2 September 2010
Don’t feel like shaving your head or running a marathon? Then get your girls together and have some fun! This October, thousands of women across Australia will be hosting a Girls Night In to raise funds for women’s cancers.
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