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6 New Year's resolutions that could save your life

Friday 23 December 2011
Making and keeping resolutions such as giving up smoking, exercising more and drinking less alcohol could significantly decrease the risk of serious illness including cancer.

Cancer survival in Victoria climbs to record high

Sunday 18 December 2011
Cancer in Victoria: Statistics and Trends 2010, an annual report produced by the Victorian Cancer Registry, shows that while the number of cancer diagnoses is projected to increase in the next three years, five-year cancer survival has increased from 47% to a record high of 64% in the period from 1985 to 2009.

Labelling forum must put health on front of pack

Friday 9 December 2011
The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Long wait but no bundle of joy

Friday 9 December 2011
New alcohol labels targeting pregnant women address a minority of drinkers.

It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation

Wednesday 7 December 2011
A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Cancer Council launches 'iheard' website

Monday 5 December 2011
Cancer Council launches new website iheard.com.au to challenge cancer misconceptions and myths.

Corporate wealth wins over consumer health: labelling review

Wednesday 30 November 2011
The Federal Government has bowed to food industry pressure by rejecting traffic light labels in its response to the Labelling Logic review today, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Health groups bamboozled by government inaction on alcohol warning labels

Wednesday 30 November 2011
A coalition of health agencies described today's response by the Federal Government to the national Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy as a lost opportunity to address the significant health and social cost of alcohol in Australia.

Vic teens in denial of skin cancer risks

Thursday 24 November 2011
Victorian teens are in denial about their risk of skin cancer and are using less than adequate sun protection despite the high incidence of melanoma in young people.

OPC urges Senate to support junk ad bill

Monday 21 November 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has urged all Federal MPs to support a Bill to be introduced into the Senate tomorrow to protect children from junk food advertising.

Public supports tougher regulation of unhealthy food advertising

Wednesday 16 November 2011
93% of South Australians agree the time has come to put a stop to unhealthy food producers from targeting kids through glitzy television ads and marketing ploys.

Taking a look at humorous cancer early detection ads

Wednesday 16 November 2011
The Cut your cancer risk team has been in equal parts shocked, excited and intrigued by a couple of videos which have been released recently and we want to get your take on them.

Slip, Slop, Slap... and Snap - the search is on for Victoria's most sun savvy shutterbug!

Tuesday 15 November 2011
Today SunSmart launches ‘A Summer to Remember' campaign, asking young Victorians to share their favourite summer memories to win tickets to summer's biggest festivals, unbelievable experiences & lots more!

Sunbed shocker: new study shows solarium operators are not complying with Victorian legislation

Tuesday 8 November 2011
Research by Cancer Council Victoria published today reveals 80% of Melbourne solarium operators surveyed allowed access to teenagers who concealed their age or claimed to be 18, despite the ban on under 18s using solariums.

Aspirin study - cancer cases halved

Friday 28 October 2011
Cancer Council Victoria has welcomed the results of a study published today in The Lancet, which shows a regular dose of aspirin can half the number of cancer cases in people with a hereditary risk of the disease.
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