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QuitFlicks: Supporting the LGBTIQ+ community to become smokefree

Tuesday 4 February 2020

The LGBTIQ+ community faces unique social pressures that lead to higher smoking rates. QuitFlicks, an award-winning short film competition is inspiring and supporting the community to become smokefree.

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How Helen saved her own life

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Even though she felt perfectly healthy, Helen took her bowel cancer screening test. It's lucky she did; it may have saved her life.

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The initial diagnosis was horrendous

Tuesday 28 January 2020

James says the bowel cancer screening test may sound unappealing, but it's nothing compared to the emotional, physical and financial consequences of finding out you have cancer.

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Kids protected? Don’t forget to Slip! Slop! Slap! yourself

Monday 4 November 2019

Parents are great at making sure their kids are protected from the sun – but they aren’t as good when it comes to protecting themselves, with a recent study showing only 44% of fathers regularly protect their own skin.

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How to cut back on food delivery and boost your health

Friday 19 July 2019

A new LiveLighter survey shows that there’s a growing ‘app-etite’ for online food ordering, draining both our wallets and our health. If this sounds all too familiar, don’t worry – these tips will help make home cooking easier.

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Wearable tech could increase activity and lead to better sleep

Friday 19 July 2019

The health benefits of a good night’s sleep are becoming increasingly apparent, and evidence suggests that cancer survivors have more trouble sleeping than the general population. Dr Nga Nguyen is researching the impact wearable devices can have on activity and sleep.

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How much is too much alcohol?

Monday 13 May 2019

The link between alcohol and cancer is sobering, and widely unknown among Australians. Fear not, we’ve got some tips to help you cut back consumption without ditching your social life.

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Aged 50-74? Put your mind at rest – do the test

Monday 29 April 2019

If you’re aged 50-74, you will receive a bowel cancer screening kit every two years. Bowel cancer is Australia’s second biggest cancer killer, but if found early, 90% of bowel cancers can be successfully treated. Do the test, it could save your life.

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Holding the cards to reducing cancer risk

Thursday 21 February 2019

Cancer Council is working in partnership with world leading researchers to reduce the impact of cancer on our community.

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