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The importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade

 

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The importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade

 

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Preventing skin cancer

To stay safe in the sun this summer make sure you follow Cancer Council's recommended combination of sun protection measures

 

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Eat for health

You can lower your risk of cancer by enjoying a healthy diet, being physically active every day and maintaining a healthy body weight.

 

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Opposition disease prevention plan will save more than 55,000 Australian lives in antismoking measures alone

18 June 2016 | Media releases

Thousands more saved through food, physical activity and alcohol strategies

The federal Opposition's chronic disease prevention strategy announced today would prevent more than 55,000 tobacco-caused deaths, save 323,000 Australian life years and deliver $740.6 million in healthcare savings in antismoking measures alone, according to Cancer…

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130,000 reasons for the next government to back Cancer Council’s three-year plan

2 June 2016 | Media releases

Innovative modelling released today (2/6) shows that the next Australian Government could save more than 130,000 Australian lives over 25 years by investing an additional 0.8 per cent of Australia’s annual cancer medical bill into under-funded health programs.[1]

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Cancer Council welcomes Turnbull commitment to children's cancer research

31 May 2016 | Media releases

Cancer Council Australia has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement this morning of a $20 million investment in researching poorly understood children’s cancers.

Cancer Council Australia CEO, Professor Sanchia Aranda, said the Zero Childhood Cancer initiative was consistent with Cancer Council's push for better prioritisation of research funds towards cancers for which treatment outcomes…

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Australian initiative goes global and wins against ‘heartless Goliath’

22 May 2016 | Media releases

Global insurer divests €1.8 billion from tobacco industry

International efforts to reduce the 6 million preventable deaths caused by smoking each year took a major step forward today, with global insurance company AXA, divesting €1.8 billion from tobacco interests.

Cancer Council Australia CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda applauded the company and the Union…

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Clinical prostate test guidelines receive GP college endorsement

10 May 2016 | Media releases

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) and Cancer Council Australia have welcomed the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ formal endorsement of their clinical guidelines for PSA testing and early management of test-detected prostate cancer.

The guidelines were published in January following the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) approving the guidelines’…

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Budget lays platform for longer term improvements in cancer policy, says Cancer Council Australia

3 May 2016 | Media releases

The 2016-17 federal budget should improve overall cancer outcomes in Australia while laying a platform for further investment over the longer term, according to Cancer Council Australia.

CEO Professor Sanchia Aranda has welcomed a range of measures in the budget, while identifying areas where an increased future commitment will be required.

"The increase in tobacco tax alone will…

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Opposition disease prevention plan will save more than 55,000 Australian lives in antismoking measures alone

18 June 2016 | Media releases

Thousands more saved through food, physical activity and alcohol strategies

The federal Opposition's chronic disease prevention strategy announced today would prevent more than 55,000 tobacco-caused deaths, save 323,000 Australian life years and deliver $740.6 million in healthcare savings in antismoking measures alone, according to Cancer…

Read more

130,000 reasons for the next government to back Cancer Council’s three-year plan

2 June 2016 | Media releases

Innovative modelling released today (2/6) shows that the next Australian Government could save more than 130,000 Australian lives over 25 years by investing an additional 0.8 per cent of Australia’s annual cancer medical bill into under-funded health programs.[1]

Cancer Council’s Read more


Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right

Craig Sinclair
1 February 2016

The conundrum of how to balance the need to protect ourselves from damage caused by the sun's UV rays and the importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade.

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Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?

Terry Slevin
8 December 2015

Alongside the day’s high and low temperatures, weather reports generally contain a UV alert for a particular time. But what does it actually mean – and what should you do about it?

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The skin damage I see doesn’t just happen at the beach

Dr Andrew Satchell
18 November 2015

As a dermatologist, I see many people who are 'UV aware' and apply sun protection. Yet for some, to their shock and disbelief, I have to give them the news that they have skin cancer.

Continue reading The skin damage I see doesn’t just happen at the beach


Not everything gives you cancer, but eating too much processed meat certainly can

Yesterday, the cancer arm of the The World Health Organization released its evaluation on how likely red and processed meats are to cause cancer.

Continue reading Not everything gives you cancer, but eating too much processed meat certainly can

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Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet

Terry Slevin
2 June 2015

The recent parliamentary inquiry into cancer cases among firefighters trained at Fiskville in Victoria has thrown cancer risks in the workplace back into the public spotlight.

Continue reading Cancer risks in the workplace – the job’s not done … yet


Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right

Craig Sinclair
1 February 2016

The conundrum of how to balance the need to protect ourselves from damage caused by the sun's UV rays and the importance of getting enough vitamin D for good health has been causing public confusion for over a decade.

Continue reading Vitamin D and sun protection – getting the balance right

Categories:


Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?

Terry Slevin
8 December 2015

Alongside the day’s high and low temperatures, weather reports generally contain a UV alert for a particular time. But what does it actually mean – and what should you do about it?

Continue reading Health Check: what does the UV Index mean?

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