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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.

New data reveals Australians in favour of plain packaging of cigarettes

Sunday 29 May 2011
New research shows plain packaging of cigarettes has the support of the majority of the Australian people, despite the tobacco industry's continued attempts to undermine it.

Overweight & obesity at tipping point

Friday 27 May 2011
ABS stats show an equal number of Aussie adults overweight as at healthy weight.

SunSmart urges Victorians to roll up their sleeves for winter vitamin D

Thursday 19 May 2011
As we prepare for the onset of the colder autumn and winter months, SunSmart is encouraging Victorians to get some sun exposure to help with vitamin D levels.

Williamstown beaches and playgrounds to go smokefree

Thursday 19 May 2011
Quit and the Heart Foundation (Victoria) have welcomed news that Hobsons Bay Council will ban smoking on its beaches and playgrounds.

Victorian Liberals commit to life saving tobacco reform

Wednesday 18 May 2011
Leading health groups have congratulated the Victorian Liberal Government for supporting the plain packaging of cigarettes.
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