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Hype or hope? Direct-to-consumer cancer marker tests

Friday 5 February 2021

Many companies are selling do-it-yourself blood tests as a way to detect cancer before it spreads. But evidence shows these 'miracle' tests aren’t as safe or effective as advertised.

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When you cover things, they last longer. Same goes for you

Thursday 21 January 2021

A new SunSmart campaign targeting men has been launched off the back of a study showing men can be complacent about sun protection – despite knowing the dangers of sun exposure and the fact that twice as many men die from skin cancer as women.

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Slop on sunscreen this summer – just not aerosol

Thursday 17 December 2020

In the lead up to holiday season, we’re encouraging Aussies to avoid using aerosol sunscreens following new evidence that it’s extremely difficult to get good levels of UV protection from these products.

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There's nothing healthy about a tan ... still

Thursday 3 December 2020

With summer arriving and new data showing Aussies are still tanning, SunSmart is again reminding Victorians there’s no such thing as a safe tan.

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Some things might’ve changed in the last 40 years but ‘it’s still the same sun’

Tuesday 17 November 2020

Cancer Council has launched It’s still the same sun, a campaign designed to remind adults and parents of young children that sun protection is just as important now as it was when Sid the Seagull first graced our living rooms.

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Climate and Health initiative launched

Monday 16 November 2020

The Achievement Program has launched a Climate and Health pathway to support its members – early childhood services, schools and workplaces  – to take climate actions that also support health and wellbeing.   

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'Cervical screening saved my life': Karina encourages others to screen

Cervical screening found Karina's cancer early, when successful treatment was possible. Now, she's using her experience to encourage others to screen regularly.

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MaskSmart but not SunSmart

Thursday 22 October 2020

Victorians are celebrating the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by spending more time outside. But alarmingly, new research shows that most of us don’t understand when we should be using sun protection.

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Victorian educators shine as they help children Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.

Thursday 15 October 2020

A record number of Victorian educators took the initiative to upskill in sun protection during lockdown helping to ensure children are well protected as they returned to learn and play outdoors this month.

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