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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.

Lucy's story

Wednesday 1 September 2010
I've always been very aware of the importance of regular Pap tests, as my Mum had early-stage cervical cancer in her 30s. She encouraged me to start having regular Pap tests when I turned 18 and I followed her advice, albeit begrudgingly!

Pap test rate lowest in a decade

Tuesday 24 August 2010
Young women are increasingly shunning a life-saving test that can prevent cervical cancer, according to new statistics revealed by PapScreen Victoria today.

Hospital bed bonanza won't help when 1/3 of population is obese

Thursday 12 August 2010
A lack of focus on prevention in both major parties' health policies means hospitals will struggle to keep pace with the obesity epidemic, according to Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

National Alliance calls on parties to make alcohol harm an election issue

Tuesday 10 August 2010
The National Alliance for Action on Alcohol (NAAA), a coalition of 32 health and community organisations from across Australia, has today called on the major parties to make an election commitment to reduce the $15 billion toll of alcohol-related harm through pricing and labelling reforms, and regulation of marketing.

Cancer Council refutes obscene argument

Wednesday 4 August 2010
Cancer Council Victoria supports the call today for all political parties to endorse the plan to phase in plain packaging of tobacco products, as a new, big-budget media campaign funded by the tobacco industry seeks to roll back this important health measure.

More dirty tricks from tobacco industry terrified about plain packaging

Wednesday 4 August 2010
Quit has slammed an anti plain packaging campaign fronted by the Alliance of Australian Retailers, saying it's nothing but a tobacco-funded scare campaign.

Victorians in the dark about toxic lifestyles

Tuesday 3 August 2010
Less than half of Victorians know a lack of exercise is an important risk factor for cancer and only 55% understand that being overweight significantly increases their risk of the disease, according to a Cancer Council survey released today.
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