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Join the fight against skin cancer - become a SunSmart ambassador!

Wednesday 17 October 2012
The search is on for SunSmart ambassadors to spread the word about Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide! this summer.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored

Wednesday 10 October 2012
The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Smoking on beaches ban does not go far enough

Wednesday 10 October 2012
The State Government's plan to ban smoking on patrolled beaches does not go far enough, according to four of Victoria's most respected health organisations.

Report shows more women surviving breast cancer in Victoria

Friday 5 October 2012
Victorian women living with breast cancer today are more likely to survive for at least five years after their diagnosis than they were 20 years ago, according to statistics released by Cancer Council Victoria.

Cancer evidence adds weight to calls for solarium ban

Wednesday 3 October 2012
An international study, published in the British Medical Journal this week, found that people who used tanning beds were more likely to develop two types of non-melanoma skin cancer; basal and squamous cell carcinoma.

Vic report: Obesity crisis grossly understated

Thursday 27 September 2012
A report released today, the Victorian Health Monitor, has found that obesity prevalence in Victoria has been grossly underestimated.

Victorian Health Monitor Report shows low Vitamin D is seasonal

Thursday 27 September 2012
The Victorian Health Monitor Report released today reveals that over 50% of Victorians have vitamin D deficiency in winter.

Top marks for Geelong Kindergartens on SunSmart scorecard!

Tuesday 18 September 2012
SunSmart is delighted to announce that 100% of Geelong Kindergarten Association (GKA) preschools are now members of the SunSmart Program, leading the way in ultraviolet (UV) protection.

On the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, new study shows UV levels have increased over last 50 years

Sunday 16 September 2012
Recently published research for the first time examines changes in ultraviolet (UV) radiation in Australia over a period of fifty years (1959-2009). The research found that there has been an overall annual increase in UV levels of 2% to 6% since the 1990s, for locations throughout Australia.

Lymphoma Awareness Day a reminder of need for more research into forgotten cancers

Saturday 15 September 2012
World Lymphoma Awareness Day (15 September) is a reminder that for the 1,312 Victorians diagnosed with lymphoma each year, further research is needed.

Medical community joins together to call for solarium ban in Victoria

Thursday 13 September 2012
Today on the five year anniversary of anti-solarium campaigner Clare Oliver’s death, 161 cancer specialists and health professionals of the Victorian Co-operative Oncology Group have joined together to call on the Victorian government to follow the lead of New South Wales (NSW) and ban solariums.

New evidence: Melanoma risk from solarium use even higher

Thursday 13 September 2012
Today, SunSmart and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre join together to honour the memory of Clare Oliver, who passed away from melanoma five years ago, aged 26. Over 160 medical professionals signed a letter of support for a solarium ban in Victoria.

Health groups say parents and kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment

Wednesday 12 September 2012
The Obesity Policy Coalition has backed an election commitment announced today by the ACT Greens to restrict junk food advertising directed at children. The proposed plan would mean junk food advertising was no longer able to be shown on TV when large numbers of children are watching.

Liquor industry put above local communities again

Wednesday 5 September 2012
A Bill set to pass State Parliament within days threatens one of the few tools local councils have to manage the impact and costs of alcohol on their communities, according to a coalition of health agencies.

Residents & traders say yes to Victoria's first smokefree shire

Thursday 23 August 2012
Baw Baw Shire Council has become the first council in Victoria to start the process to permanently adopt smokefree outdoor dining areas after a highly successful trial.
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